About Us

Łódź Design Festival (ŁDF) as a pioneering event, organized since 2007 by the Łódź Art Center foundation, supports the development of the Polish creative sector, attracting both industry leaders (i.e. designers, producers and distributors) and recipients not professionally related to this topic but who love good design.


The ŁDF program is an annual review of global design trends, presentation of concepts and future visions.






The festival is a forum for the exchange of experiences for creators and companies, and its goal is to discover and promote young talents and present the directions of design development to a wide audience.


The heart of the event is the main festival center – the post-industrial spaces of Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Łódź, but exhibitions, presentations, art installations and places accompanying the festival are located throughout the city.


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Łódź Design Festival, statistics


  • main theme – carried out as a part of the main exhibitions and events of ŁDF, is a commentary on the most important challenges of the modern world.
  • make me! – an international competition selecting the best projects created by young generation. An accompanying exhibition is a kind of a unique image of the world of the near future.
  • must have – a plebiscite and an exhibition distinguishing the best domestic implementations. It is also an opportunity to meet the most important Polish designers and producers.
  • Archiblok – a space for discussion, a discussion about space. A block of expert presentations and discussions, dedicated to burning topics in the field of architecture and urban planning.
  • Edukreacja – a zone dedicated to families with children. It is a place for creative play and learning regardless of age, status or knowledge.
  • open programme – a call addressed primarily to institutions, curators, artists and designers who would like to show the results of their work to the festival audience.

Łódź Design Festival, our activities



_latest trends and tendencies
original projects, market overview, the best Polish creators, international designers of the youngest generation, visions of the future, answers to contemporary social problems


_year-round activities
communication and education, promoting the theme of design, supporting the creative industries sector, responding to the current audience needs


_space for everyone
inclusive and egalitarian activities, content and a form tailored to diverse audiences, interpenetration of the world of experts and amateurs of good design


_inspiring and educating
encounters with experts, practical and theoretical knowledge, supporting entrepreneurship, networking, an atmosphere conducive to the exchange of ideas and discussions


_audience involvement
constantly growing number of the ŁDF participants, year-round demand for activities, an active attitude of the festival audience, creation of socially engaged projects


_high substantive level
continuous development, local and international cooperation network, involvement of leading experts – curators, animators, artists, designers, architects, producers, journalists


_promoting creators
presentation and support for debuting creators from all over the world, review of the best Polish designers, architects and manufactures, publications presenting the stories of Polish design