World Industrial Design Day
World Industrial Design Day (WIDD) is observed annually on 29 June in recognition of the profession of industrial design. First declared in 2007 on the occasion of Icsid’s 50th anniversary, World Industrial Design Day has been established with the aim of promoting awareness of the profession of industrial design and facilitating collaborations that help to highlight the impact of industrial design on economic, social, cultural and environmental quality of life throughout the world.

Not just for designers

Industrial design affects us all. It relates to the products that we use as much as to the services and processes we employ. It’s about finding solutions that make life easier and relates to function as much as to form. For these reasons and more, World Industrial Design Day is for everyone.

Through a series of events held around the globe, World Industrial Design Day provides designers and like-minded design enthusiasts with an opportunity to engage about industrial design. From sustainability workshops to exhibitions and symposiums about socially responsible design, to webcasts and citywide programmes that provide free admission to museums, the activities held to commemorate the day are as diverse as they are inspiring.

For the non-designer, it is a chance to become more aware of the benefits of industrial design and how it impacts ones daily experience. For design-focused cities and encourage more of them to make an official proclamation declaring 29 June as World Industrial Design Day.

As part of its mandate Icsid connects people from diverse backgrounds who, while perhaps from different cultures or religions, have at least one thing in common: a passion for industrial design. This bridging of the design community continues to be shown with the annual celebration of World Industrial Design Day; a day for the industrial design community to share ideas, celebrate their profession, spread knowledge and help create a better world in the process.
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