This week in Helsinki saw the opening of the International Design House Exhibition, a World Design Capital 2012 signature event, titled Everyday Discoveries. Housed in Helsinki's old power station, Kattilahalli - and extending into an outdoor shipping container village and urban gardening installation in surrounding Suvilahti - the exhibition showcases the best examples of design solutions from 23 countries, created by over 100 designers.
- Published on 07 Sep 2012
- Published on 18 Jul 2012
The closing date for the nomination of candidates for the board of the World Design Capital 2014 implementation company - the organisation mandated to oversee the planning, coordination and rollout of Cape Town's World Design Capital 2014 programme - has been extended to 31 July 2012
- Published on 13 Jul 2012
It's official... Cape Town is World Design Capital 2014, following the signing of the Host City Agreement between the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) on 29 June 2012, a day that also marked Icsid's 55th birthday and the 5th annual World Industrial Design Day.
- Published on 30 Jun 2012
On Friday 29 June 2012, Cape Town's designation as World Design Capital 2014 was made official: The signing of the Host City Agreement between the City of Cape Town and the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) took place at Freeworld Design Centre. The event coincided with the 5th annual World Industrial Design Day, an Icsid initiative, and the 55th birthday of the international organisation.
- Published on 29 Jun 2012
Cape Town was, on Friday 29 June, officially appointed World Design Capital 2014 with the signing of the Host City Agreement by Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town, Alderman Patricia de Lille, and International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) President Soon-in Lee. This is the first time an African city has earned the title.
- Published on 26 Jun 2012
The City of Cape Town has mandated an independent World Design Capital 2014 (WDC2014) implementation company to oversee the planning, coordination and rollout of Cape Town’s WDC2014 programme.