iF Design is official partner of the WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL VALENCIA 2022
This year the heart of design beats in Spain!
As a proud partner, iF Design aims to bring Spanish design power and creativity to the whole world. On 16 June 2022, we honored the next generation of designers in the World Design Capital! The winners of this year's student competition, the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD, were invited to Valencia. where the awards ceremony took place.
Until the end of this year there are lots of exciting and interesting events around the topic of design! Check out the great program and discover what awaits you.
Three questions for Corinna Heilmann, Program Director of WDC 2022 Valencia
EXPERIENCE VALENCIA 2022
The framework for this year's award ceremony of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2022 was the first major program highlight of the WDC – the international festival EXPERIENCE VALENCIA 2022 – where leading design personalities performed in exciting formats from 13 to 18 June 2022.
The project World Capital Valencia 2022 is run by a team that dreams with the chance of Valencia becoming a world leader
(from left to right): María Lapiedra, Silvia Flórez, Amparo Balbastre, Xavi Calvo, Miguel Arraiz, Alicia Matallín, Víctor Aguado, Corinna Heilmann.
The title ‘World Design Capital’ is given every two years by the WORLD DESIGN ORGANIZATION (WDO) in Montreal (Canada) to cities that use design to improve economic, social and cultural life.
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and is located on the Mediterranean coast. In the Valencia region, which includes the provinces of Castellon, Valencia and Alicante (from north to south), one finds a tremendous amount of creativity, design talent, innovation and good design. The election of the World Design Capital 2022 is a fantastic opportunity to show how the design industry in the region of Valencia enriches both Spain and the rest of the world. Jimmy D'Heer from our iF Design Office in Spain also understands the great potential that lies in this collaboration: "We at iF Design will support the WDC 2022 team in promoting Valencian and Spanish design on an international level by providing a window of information and communication to a very broad international community."
The iF team is very much looking forward to working with the WDC Valencia team – to sharing, inspiring and of course networking!
See you in Valencia!