Lodz Design Festival is an event which, since its creation in 2007, has been the ground for thought and experience exchange for artistic circles who identify with design in general, as well as for business. The efforts of the organizer – Lodz Art Center – and the support of many partners made it possible for the festival to become the largest Polish event on design only a few years after it had been launched as a local, minor exhibition. The festival presents design in its various modes – starting from industrial design, to arts and crafts, graphic design, architecture, and to fashion.
The key point of Lodz Design Festival is always a thematic main programme consisting of curator exhibitions, which is developed and completed by open and varied range of accompanying events. The most important are: lectures held by world renowned specialists, contest for young designers “make me!” and a portfolio review which enables students and graduates of art schools to confront their ideas directly with professionals (curators, designers and producers).