iGetIt and WantedDesign Fair Converge with New York Design Week
New York, NY -iGet.it (www.iGet.it
Successfully launched in Canada in the fall of 2011, iGet.it is rapidly becoming one of the foremost online destinations for exclusive high-end shopping and the showcasing of exceptional design discoveries, including luxury goods, home decor, electronics, kitchenware, and fashion accessories, as well as gifts and recreation and lifestyle products. Its strong initial membership has already quadrupled between mid-January and mid-March, with its US members already accounting for forty percent of its global membership.
This social commerce site immediately distinguished itself from existing sites by displaying a simple selection of products chosen by a team of discriminating and specialized tastemakers and curators. With its targeted offerings, the site’s layout is tastefully crafted, as a professionally curated exhibit would be.
Tailored to its members’ refined lifestyles, the sleek and efficiently designed iGet.it provides a unique experience created for the design-savvy consumer, without sales pressure or "multiple promotions and shopping overdose". Featuring brands, designers and products such as Déglon, Aiaiai, BMW, Fatboy, WOWwee and Lip, iGet.it
"The site’s performance has been impressive, leading us to conclude that the decision and the timing to expand our activities and efforts in the US was not only desirable but obvious, since the American market already accounts for more than 35% of our sales," said Jean-Yves Martineau, president and co-founder of iGet.it
To mark its first major foray into the US market, iGet.it has reached an agreement with WantedDesign (www.wanteddesignnyc.com/), a three-day design event and exhibition for the industry, visitors and New Yorkers, showcasing a hand-selected group of leading international furniture, industrial and interior designers, along with architects, craftsmen, editors, manufacturers, curators and communication specialists. The partnership with WantedDesign will provide iGet.it
In addition to onsite shopping, it will provide iGet.it
"We admire the work done by the iGet.it
WantedDesign, a central exchange point for the international design community during New York’s Design Week, is scheduled to run concurrently with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America’s premiere showcase for contemporary design, in New York City’s Chelsea district, from May 18 to 21, 2012, at Terminal Store/The Tunnel, on West 28th Street and11th Avenue. The exclusive iGet.it
iGet.it announced the appointment of product designer Frederick McSwain to its curatorial team. Frederick will join New York-based curators Josée Lepage and Alissia MT, also Lead Curators for the iGet.it
Growing up in North Carolina, product designer Frederick McSwain [@McSwainNYC] was immersed in an environment of arts and crafts. Through parents who invigorated small-town life with ventures ranging from taxidermy to bail bonding, he was taught to explore the colorful possibilities hidden within the mundane. He currently lives in New York City, where he is employed under the umbrella of the Poltrona Frau Group.
iGet.it is an online members-only community offering designer products hand-picked by renowned international curators. iGet.it