Cape Town’s bid story

The City of Cape Town's successful bid for World Design Capital 2014 was coordinated by the Cape Town Partnership, in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders and supporters.

Discovering South African design in Helsinki

Discovering South African design in Helsinki

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.

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Deadline for World Design Capital 2014 board nominations extended

Deadline for World Design Capital 2014 board nominations extended

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

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Video: Celebrating Cape Town's journey to 2014

Video: Celebrating Cape Town's journey to 2014

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.

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It's official! Watch the World Design Capital 2014 Signing Ceremony

It's official! Watch the World Design Capital 2014 Signing Ceremony

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.

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City of Cape Town hosts official World Design Capital 2014 Signing Ceremony

City of Cape Town hosts official World Design Capital 2014 Signing Ceremony

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.

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Expert Selection Committee to appoint World Design Capital 2014 Board

Expert Selection Committee to appoint World Design Capital 2014 Board

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.

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