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 subject 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 part of the main exhibitions and events of the ŁDF, is a commentary on the most important challenges of the modern world.
make me! – an international competition selecting the best projects created by the young generation. The accompanying exhibition is a kind of picture of the world of the near future.
must have – plebiscite and exhibition presenting the best domestic utility implementations. It is also an opportunity to meet the most important Polish designers and manufacturers.
Archiblok – space for discussion, discussions about space. A block of expert presentations and discussions devoted to current topics in the field of architecture and urban planning.
Educreation – a zone dedicated to families with children. It is a space for creative fun and learning, regardless of age, status or knowledge.
open programme – recruitment addressed primarily to institutions, curators, artists and designers who would like to show the effects of their work to the festival audience.
Łódź Design Festival, our activities
communication and education, promoting the subject of design, supporting the sector of creative industries; responding to the current needs of customers
_inspiring and educating
meetings with experts, practical and theoretical knowledge, supporting entrepreneurship, cooperation network, atmosphere conducive to the exchange of ideas and discussions
_high substantive level
constant development, local and international cooperation network, involvement of leading experts-curators, animators, artists, designers, architects, producers, journalists
_latest trends and tendencies
proprietary projects, market review, the best Polish designers, international designers of the youngest generation, visions of the future, answers to contemporary social problems
_space for everyone
inclusive and egalitarian activities, content and form tailored to diverse recipients, penetration of the world of experts and amateurs of good design
the constantly growing number of ŁDF participants, the need for year-round activities, the active attitude of the festival audience, the creation of socially engaged projects
presentation and support for debuting artists from around the world, an overview of the best Polish designers, architects and producers, publications presenting the history of Polish design