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France Design Week 2021 is over!

Closing of this second edition

Tuesday September 28 was the last day of the program. French design shone from September 7 to 28 thanks to the 370 events organised throughout France and abroad during this month of September.


This year, the France Design Week adventure invited you to explore new perspectives, discover and dream around the world of design.


A big thank you to all those who made this second edition come alive! It is thanks to you, participants, organisers, visitors, partners and actors of the regional committees, that we celebrated together with enthusiasm and creativity the national design festival.

Inauguration FDW Loire Valley 2021 ©Leonard de Serres

Let's keep the design shining 

Just because this edition of France Design Week is over doesn’t mean there are no more events to talk about design!


The entire ecosystem is still concerned with promoting design throughout the year: find their news on their websites and social networks.

France Design Week - bilan 2021

Time for the assessment report

To all the participants of this France Design Week, we need your information to build the report for this season #FDW2021. Send us your :


  • High definition photos and videos
  • Replay links
  • Descriptive texts of your events
  • Communication documents (flyers, programs, posters, etc)
  • Attendance figures
  • Press coverage


You will soon receive a satisfaction questionnaire from the committee, we invite you to answer it.


We thank you in advance for your collaboration!

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Hub du Design

The Île-de-France Region supports France Design Week

Inauguration nationale France Design Week 2021

Replay of the national launch of France Design Week 2021

logo APCI
General coordination France Design Week

Created in 1983 on the initiative of the Ministries of Industry and Culture, the APCI is the national association for the promotion of French design, recognized as being of general interest.

Its objective is to promote the transformative power of design in all its dimensions, whether systemic (strategies, organizations, management) or experiential (services, spaces, interfaces, objects), to all audiences, and in particular to companies.


It participates in the international influence of French design (among other things with the help of the wonderful tool of the Designer(s) du designexhibition, for which it owns the scenography and the right of duplication), contributes to the definition and steering of a national design policy by participating in the National Design Council, supports and animates a network of regional players by piloting events such as France Design Weekand by creating a network of Design Labs. It is also committed to the employability of young designers by organizing the Forum Design, mode d’emploi.


Its members and partners include public authorities, companies (from large groups to start-ups, including SMEs and ETIs), designers in agencies, integrated or independent, schools and students.

14 septembre
Media Relations France Design Week

Created in 1997, 14 Septembre is an independent agency specialized in strategy and creation of influence. We work with our clients on BtoB and BtoC issues that affect uses and lifestyles: design, architecture, distribution and trade shows, innovation, changes in the city, habitats, gastronomy, tourism and services.

The teams work on 2 complementary areas of expertise: influence (PR, Social Media, network and prescription) and content creation (branding, art direction, visual and editorial identity, events, etc.). This combination makes 14 Septembre one of the leading agencies in positive influence.

To meet the expectations of its clients, the agency has developed its network (in-house and via partnerships) with nearly 90 collaborators in France in Paris and Lyon, and internationally in Milan, London, New York & Tokyo. Meeting other personalities, discovering new talents, looking for opportunities… The agency never stops enriching its contacts and those of its clients.

Institut Français du Design
Institut Français du Design (IFD)
Transversal structure - National actor

Gathering, undertaking, educating, transmitting: these are the missions of the Institut Français du Design created by Jacques Viénot in 1951.

To bring together a network of companies, designers and creative entrepreneurs in the service of a more humane society. To undertake by supporting, thanks to the Janus label, all the design approaches of designers and companies by promoting their know-how. To educate by constantly reaching out to schools and the general public, and by involving them in major initiatives such as the Exploreoutsidethebox photography contest, now in its fifth year! Passing on the knowledge so that French design continues to live and shine, notably through the launch of the Conservatoire du Design et de la Marque.


France Design Éducation (FDE)
Transversal structure - Relationships with design schools

France Design Education is an association of design schools whose purpose is to promote design and applied arts as training, creation, innovation and research activities.

Its originality – and its strength – is that it brings together institutions with different structures and supervisory bodies (Ministry of National Education, Culture, Economy and Finance, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, private).


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Les Designers français
Transversal structure - LinkedIn Group

French community gathering designers with multiple profiles and specialties to exchange, communicate, share, federate, meet, … around Design. The group wants to be deeply collaborative and community in a spirit of exchange, openness, sharing.

It is the relay of design and its many actors through various initiatives such as the launch of calls for creation, the weekly organization of Besign, the creation of a media giving voice to designers, the promotion of projects on Instagram, etc.

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La Cité du Design
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes referent

Anchored in the Saint-Etienne metropolis, the Cité du design fulfills three complementary missions:

  • To teach art and design at the Esadse (Saint-Etienne Higher School of Art and Design) to nearly 400 French and foreign students, from preparatory classes to postgraduate studies. The school’s innovative teaching methods in art and design are nourished by the highest level of research.
  • Disseminate design culture to all audiences, notably with three annual exhibitions, the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial (the 12th edition is scheduled for 2021), publications, symposiums, conferences, a media library, a material library, a boutique…
  • Accompany companies, public institutions and territories in their reflections, training and design actions (from the elaboration of calls for tender, to the implementation of operations through the proposal of appropriate design service providers). Located in the heart of the creative district of Saint-Etienne, France’s only UNESCO Creative City of Design, the Cité du design has an international scope, a scope that it uses to serve all the audiences for which it works.
logo Designers +
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes referent

Designers+ is an association of design professionals, all specializations and associated professions (architects, ergonomists, design offices, etc.). Created in Saint-Etienne in 2007, the association covers the whole of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region and has about a hundred members. The mission of this structure is to network, professionalize and support the design industry.

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Lyon Design
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes referent

LYON DESIGN is an association whose main objective is the promotion of urban design and its assets in the transformation of cities. The association organizes the occasional LYON C!TY Demain events, real experiences to be lived that value the actors of the territory in the making of the city and confront their ideas to the user. From observation to in situ experimentation, LYON DESIGN’s mission is to give meaning to public space and re-enchant the city of tomorrow.

ARCADE Design à la campagne®
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté referent

ARCADE Design à la campagne® is developing a project to promote contemporary design and crafts. Located in the heart of Burgundy-Franche-Comté, in a 17th and 18th century historical monument castle, ARCADE claims, in rural areas, access to a quality culture under the slogan Design à la campagne®.

Each year, its action is articulated around themes aiming at raising the public’s awareness of their daily environments and exploring environmental and social issues related to production and consumption. Exhibitions, designers’ residencies, conferences, educational workshops, training, meetings, etc. punctuate the project.


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Bretagne referent

L’eclozr, located in Rennes, is a third place dedicated to innovation for companies. Created at the initiative of 4 entrepreneurs of the sector, the company has the ambition to become a major actor of the design in Brittany, by putting its expertise at the disposal of SMEs and ETIs. 

Innovation through design and digital is its raison d’être, which is why the structure carries and hosts the Design Lab Bretagne.


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Centre-Val de Loire referent

Located in the SENSORY DESIGN CENTER in Tours, the Valesens association allows the diffusion of sensory innovation on the metropolitan, regional, national and international territories.

As the driving force behind a dynamic ecosystem of companies and organizations, Valesens develops and encourages experimentation and creates encounters between creators, companies, students, inventors, craftsmen, industrialists, designers and local authorities around sensory design and technologies.

Corsica referent

SupDesign is a company created in 2019. It encompasses 3 activities: higher school of design, professional training organization and design agency.


SupDesign is a Higher School of Design that opened in September 2019 and offers a Bachelor Bac +3: Bachelor Global Design with 4 specializations from the 2nd year, which are Space, Image and com’, Food and Clothing.

Multidisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and professional training in three years. This bachelor’s degree trains creative professionals to work for companies, within the framework of a global design approach. Pedagogy through real projects in relation with partner companies. Customized support for access to employment or for further studies in master’s degrees with our pedagogical partnerships, several design schools throughout France.


It is also a professional training organization offering 9 training courses: design thinking methods, layout and decoration, fashion brand creation, sewing techniques, drawing techniques, pattern creation, Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign.


Agence.SupDesign is the first global design agency in Corsica attached to a design school, SupDesign. From product design to fashion design, through visual identity or interior design. An open and creative global vision for an original result, relevant and adapted to the needs. A team of specialized designers led by a project manager.

Grand Est referent

ACCRO is a creative economy operator based in Strasbourg, jointly created by the Eurometropole of Strasbourg and the University of Strasbourg in 2014. ACCRO’s mission is to promote and support entrepreneurship and creative projects led by individuals, companies and organizations from all sectors of activity. This mission is broken down into 3 strategic areas:

  • to accompany and advise the bearers of collaborative projects crossing arts, sciences and economy,
  • Cultivate a creative ecosystem where collaboration and experimentation between the academic, entrepreneurial and civic sectors generate positive benefits for society,
  • to promote the cultural and creative industries of the region and to raise awareness of creativity among organizations to make them more innovative and competitive.
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Innovation Design et Expériences (IDeE)
Grand Est referent

IDeE is a non-profit association created in 2007 and committed to the promotion of design. Its goal is to promote the design approach in companies. It initiates collaborations between craftsmen, industrialists and designers in the form of working groups in order to enhance the know-how of these companies and to preserve the craft and industrial heritage thanks to the design approach.

Attached to the sectors in mutation or in difficulty, it aims at proposing innovations carried – as a non-exhaustive title – on the processes, the transfers of technologies or on reorientations in terms of markets which will give a new visibility to the company.

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Hauts-de-France referent

Lille-design is a platform for economic development through design for companies, local authorities, and any other public or private structure, individual or collective, wishing to develop with the design approach.

Among its priority objectives are to develop design practices within companies, to support designers in the metropolis and the region in the development of their activities, to put into practice experiments in social innovation through design and finally, to place design at the heart of the development of our cities.

Le Bureau du Design, de la Mode et des Métiers d'Art
Ile-de-France referent

The Bureau du Design, de la Mode et des Métiers d’Art implements the City of Paris’ policy in favor of the creative professions. Created in 2006, the Bureau du Design, de la Mode et des Métiers d’Art supports fashion, design and art professions in the many stages of development of their activity thanks to various mechanisms such as an incubator or training in management, marketing strategy and communication for all professionals in the Ile-de-France region.

It also organizes the « Prix de Perfectionnement aux métiers d’art » and the « Grands Prix de la Création ». In order to fulfill its mission of animation and support to the sector, the Bureau du Design, de la Mode et des Métiers d’Art works in close collaboration with associations and schools of applied arts, and participate in all major events of the sector.

Paris Design Week
Ile-de-france referent

Created in 2011 by the trade show MAISON&OBJET, Paris Design Week celebrates in 2020 its tenth edition. With no less than 200 participating venues (showrooms, boutiques, galleries, museums, institutions…) Paris Design Week unfolds in 3 key districts of the capital: Opéra / Concorde / Etoile, Les Halles / Marais / Bastille, and Saint Germain des Prés. 

Every year in September, for 10 days, it offers professionals and design enthusiasts the opportunity to meet and discover new things through 9 thematic routes and a program of conferences.

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Normandie referent

Designir is a training and resource center dedicated to design and responsible innovation based in Deauville, Normandy. The project of this new school aims to transmit and develop the skills necessary to create a desirable future and offers both initial training, professional training, conferences and workshops open to the public. Designir promotes design and responsible innovation in Normandy.

Designir is very involved in the problems and issues of the Normandy region: tourism, eco-innovation in food and agriculture, health and aging, digital…

ADI Nouvelle-Aquitaine
ADI Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Nouvelle-Aquitaine referent

The Agence de Développement et d’Innovation (ADI) Nouvelle -Aquitaine is at the service of the companies and territories of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It intervenes in four different fields:

Support for the transformation of companies.

  • The development of emerging sectors.
  • Attractiveness and the establishment of activities.
  • Animation of the regional innovation network.
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Nouvelle-Aquitaine referent

The Federation of Designers in New Aquitaine (FDNA), is an association under the French Law of 1901 created in 2009. It was born out of the desire of designers, men and women, employees, freelancers or company managers based in the Aquitaine region (now New Aquitaine), to come together to communicate and defend a practice that is often misunderstood or idealized at the expense of a better economic and societal impact of design in the region.

The FDNA wishes to go beyond the borders of New Aquitaine in order to carry the voice of design even further and stronger.

Design Occitanie
Design Occitanie
Occitanie referent

Design Occitanie is the actor of design promotion in the Occitanie region. This association has for vocation to be the pole of action and communication of the design in Occitania. For that, we put online a directory referencing designers, schools and facilitating meetings with companies and communities. A strong and dynamic network in all sectors of activity that also allows us to organize all types of events such as France Design Week.

Advanced Design
Pay de la Loire referent

Advanced Design is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 by a small group of students at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Initially created as a space for students to come together and improve their skills (visualization, sketching, etc.), Advanced design has since grown into a multidisciplinary organization of professionals and students operating internationally – in the US (Chicago, Milwaukee & Madison, New York, San Francisco, Kalamazoo) and in France in Nantes – to develop design education resources, in addition to serving as a platform for the design community.

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L'École de design Nantes Atlantique
Pays de la Loire referent

A partner of the Nantes – Saint Nazaire Chamber of Commerce and Industry, founded in 1988, member of the Conférence des grandes écoles and associated with the University of Nantes, the Nantes Atlantique School of Design trains students for all design professions. It delivers a Diploma of Design (Bac+5) approved by the Minister of Higher Education and the National Diploma of Arts and Design (DN MADE, Bac+3, grade of license) by the school and in alternation. 

International, the school is located in Pune (India), Shanghai (China), São Paulo (Brazil), Montreal (Canada) and in Cotonou (Benin) with Africa Design School.  As a research and innovation center, the school has created 4 Design Labs: Care Design (health & environmental and social quality of life), Food Design (new food practices), Human Machine Design (digital innovation) and City Design (transition to a sustainable city). 

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Pays de la Loire referent

Samoa, a local public company, is invested with the dual mission of urban developer of the island of Nantes and economic developer of the cultural and creative sectors on a regional scale.

Its multidisciplinary team works daily with residents, economic players, institutions and all those who make the city to design, develop, activate and reveal the territory. To do this, Samoa questions existing models and experiments with new ways of making the city and its uses. With agility and in a spirit of collaboration, it imagines sustainable and innovative projects, serving all users. A unique territorial development model, which testifies to its uniqueness.

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Marseille design Méditerranée
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur referent

As a meeting point for designers, Marseille Design Méditerranée wishes to bring together the energies that are already present but sometimes dispersed, and thus create new dynamics to ensure the promotion and development of local design in all its diversity.

By encouraging synergies between all the players, whether cultural, economic, industrial, institutional or from the educational system, MDM aims to contribute to the growth of the region and its attractiveness, and to act as a link between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean basin.

Pôle Culture et Patrimoines PCP
Pôle Culture et Patrimoines
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur referent

The Culture & Heritage Cluster is a structure dedicated to the promotion and economic development of the actors of the creative, cultural and heritage industries. Today, this dynamic network brings together about a hundred players. Its members are specialized in the promotion and preservation, transmission and dissemination of heritage and culture: built and cultural heritage, management of environmental heritage and landscapes, image, multimedia, shows and events.

The Pole deploys a program of actions around and for this network: advice, support, promotion, training, animation, inter-company meetings. It mobilizes resources to lead collective and collaborative projects, strengthen the competitiveness of its members and support the development of the region.