about the exhibition

Envisions was invited for a second time by Organisation in Design to take part in WantedDesign – a collective exhibition – during NYCxDesign. In this exhibition, envisions showed a key selection of the works from their wood in process exhibition and collaboration with Spanish wood manufacturer Finsa. This collaboration incorporated a novel attitude towards working together with the industry and is therefore pioneering in the world of design.

Envisions considers the process to be one of design’s defining factors, one which is often undervalued and rarely – if ever – exposed throughout the industry. Functioning as a conceptual breeding ground, the preliminary phases of a product’s formation present limitless possibilities and deserve the spotlight in their own right. Corporate companies often stick to the road of proven practices and clearly defined objectives, missing the possibly fruitful alternatives discovered while taking the path less travelled. But not Finsa. The Spanish manufacturer swung open its factory doors to envisions. All twelve, selected designers were invited to infiltrate Finsa’s production grounds and set free their individualised creativity.

Continuing its original mission as an industry-inspiring laboratory, envisions set out to uncover new applications and uses for Finsa’s complete range of materials, which includes chipboard, medium density fibreboard (MDF), veneer, melamine and even the raw product as printed paper, glues and inks. By tinkering with by-products and sheet materials as well as the manufacturer’s established techniques, the designers crafted twelve distinctive processes – assorted in both character and end use – which showcase the pioneering potential of the unhindered imaginations of industry outsiders.

exhibit date

20 - 23 May 2017

exhibit location

Wanted Design
Terminal Stores
269 11th Avenue
New York
United States

part of collaboration

part of collection