Sheffield Design Week



The inaugural Sheffield Design Week was held in June 2014. It is a citywide celebration of design in all its forms. Sheffield Design Week is a collaborative platform aiming to increase awareness and appreciation of design and develop new audiences. It offers both cultural and commercial opportunities, showcasing established and emerging design talent and innovative projects.

Sheffield Design Week is hosted in one of the UK’s most creative cities. Taking place annually, this 7 day festival will host an array of local, regional, national and international design, architectural and creative names. It showcases all disciplines of design, from graphic design to architecture, advanced manufacturing and technology to fashion and product design and more. We will promote an exciting, varied programme, including exhibitions, workshops, talks, design conferences, installations, product launches, open studios and walking trails. The week’s worth of activity joins together venues across Sheffield and beyond in the 2014 celebration.


Sheffield Design Week takes place over seven days (23-29 June 2014) and delivers broad and varied range of design activity taking place in venues, spaces and places. Activity  ranges from small scale workshops, talks and installations through to a design industry conference, film screenings and exhibitions. The schedule brings together a wide variety of partnerships with venues, event organisers and industry experts from across the north and beyond, intersecting frequently with manufacture and craft.

The programme features the MADE NORTH Conference as a key event during the Design Week, drawing together speakers and delegates from across design, craft and manufacturing to explore a core theme of ‘Can Design Save the World?’.

There is also the Sheffield Design & Architecture Film Festival. This new event will saw screenings of a selection of international design and architecture focused film alongside designer and architect led talks. At the heart of Sheffield Design Week was the Design Trail a printed and online guide which will take visitors through the city and the wider region via a range workshops, open studios, exhibitions, places of interest and related events explaining and exploring design and making.




Sheffield Design Week is organised by




MADE NORTH is a platform for northern designer/makers. MADE NORTH brings together the industry in an annual conference; showcases and promotes work via contemporary gallery space in the heart of Sheffield and online It will also designer/makers through a membership, events and network programme.

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