Design Flash / Lille Métropole DESIGN CAPITAL 202

LILLE METROPOLE NAMED WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL 2020

Torino (Italy) – The World Design Organization (WDO)™ today announced that Lille Metropole, France was named World Design Capital® 2020, for the effective use of design to drive economic, social, cultural, and environmental development. The designated city was revealed on the opening day of WDO’s 30thGeneral Assembly, which is being held in Torino, Italy from 14-15 October 2017. Lille Metropole is the first French city to hold this biennial designation.

WDO President and Member of the WDC 2020 Selection Committee, Prof. Mugendi M’Rithaa, stated, “As a strategically located metropolis in the heart of Europe, Lille is an intellectual, cultural, socioeconomic and creative hub of significance to the sub-region and beyond. Their bid references their creative traditions and rich heritage whilst showcasing the catalytic benefits of embracing human-centred design thinking at cityscale.”

For Lille Metropole, the WDC designation will reap a number of benefits, including positioning the city and region on an international scale. In accepting the designation, Damien Castelain, Lille Metropole’s President said, “We are proud and honoured to be designated World Design Capital 2020. This designation is a wonderful opportunity for the metropolitan area and the nation to… lay down the foundations for a new society by spreading design practices across the region and inviting all of our fellow citizens to play a part. We are convinced that design will be the key to our metamorphosis. For it provides methods and skills that are essential, inspirational and edifying when it comes to bringing about the profound societal, economic and environmental changes needed in society.”

Located in the heart of northern Europe, less than one and a half hours from the major economic and financial centres of London, Paris and Brussels, Lille Metropole boasts a thriving cultural scene and over 1600 designers. The region believes that design in all its dimensions will improve many sectors, including improving the lives of residents, making local companies more attractive, and optimizing urban travel and public spaces. The region and its inhabitants including entrepreneurs, business leaders, local authorities, research and training centres, cultural sites and private citizens are all actively engaged in collaborative design-driven projects to ensure Lille Metropole becomes more attractive, competitive, liveable and sustainable.

Shortlisted candidate Sydney, Australia also mounted a compelling bid, with the hopes of using the WDC programme as an open platform to engage, collaborate and design a new model of social impact for an increasingly urbanized world, one that embraces the land, connects to the climate and engages not only its citizens but also people around the world.

While they were unable to secure the relevant government support, their bid clearly set in motion a collaborative design movement that continues to resonate in their city and has served only to deepen their resolve as they set their sights on 2022.

World Design Capital® is a biennial designation celebrating cities that use design to improve economic, social and cultural life. Previous designations include Torino (2008), Seoul (2010), Helsinki (2012), Cape Town (2014), and Taipei (2016). Mexico City is WDC 2018.

For more information:

Ms. Augie Van Biljouw,
Director of Communications
augie@wdo.org
or
Ms. Jessica Hanson WDC Programme Manager
T: 1.514.448.4949, ext. 224
jessica@wdo.org

Design flash / Le cuir, filière d’excellence (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Publication : LE POPULAIRE DU CENTRE – 28/02/2017

Alain ROUSSET, Président du Conseil régional Nouvelle-Aquitaine se rendra le 7 mars 2018 à Saint-Junien (87) dans les locaux de la société DAGUET, spécialiste du cuir. Il visitera également le chantier de la Cité du Cuir situé sur la même commune.

L’objectif de la Cité du Cuir est de bâtir à Saint-Junien, capitale française du gant de peau, une structure permanente des savoir-faire du cuir. Ceci afin de promouvoir, conserver, valoriser et animer ce patrimoine.

 Alain ROUSSET participera à l’Assemblée générale du Cluster Cuir et visitera le Pôle d’Excellence du Cuir à Thiviers (24).

La filière cuir, prioritaire en région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, s’appuie sur un maillage territorial d’entreprises de la matière première à la production artisanale et industrielle dans les secteurs de la ganterie, de la maroquinerie, de la sellerie et de la chaussure.

Design flash / International Design fax Awards

International Design fax Awards

Design fax and Thema_Design lancent en 2017 la première édition des International Design fax Awards (IDfA)

  • Le label des professionnels du design
  • En partenariat avec Maison&Objet et Paris Design Week
  • Avec comme objectif de récompenser tous ceux qui œuvrent de façon joyeuse et positive pour l’écosystème du design, c’est-à-dire ceux qui ont la design attitude

Quatre thématiques

  • Vive la liberté
  • Je cycle vertueux
  • L’essence des sens
  • Quatrième dimension

Téléchargez les documents IDfA 2017

Timing

  • 20 janvier 2017 — ouverture des inscriptions
  • 14 mai 2017 — clôture des inscriptions
  • Juin 2017 — Comité de Sélection
  • Septembre 2017 — Grand Jury et remise des Prix

Pour toute information sur les IDfA, contactez Nicole Lucot-Maitrot

Les portes du cuir : “La parole aux artisans”

LES PORTES DU CUIR – 30 SEPT au 2 OCT – ST YRIEIX LA PERCHE

St Yrieix la Perche, Nontron, St Junien, Montbron et le Parc naturel régional Périgord Limousin s’associent pour mettre en lumière les acteurs de la filière cuir et la diversité de leurs savoir-faire.

Continuer la lecture

Design flash / Franc succès pour WINE & DESIGN

WINE & DESIGN : un collectif est né

Franc succès pour WINE & DESIGN à “Bordeaux fête le vin”, initiative de Inno’vin.

Inno’vin a accompagné la création d’un pavillon sur “Bordeaux Fête le Vin” autour du thème “Wine & Design”. Le concept, réunissant 9 créateurs d’objets innovants et “Made in France” autour du vin, a véritablement séduit le public.

En savoir plus sur les créateursWineDesign

Voir les photos du pavillon

WineDesign_2

Lire l’article de Sud-Ouest

Voir la grande interview France 3