The creation of the National Design Council (Conseil national du design)
The 6th of September 2021 was a historical day for the whole French design community. French ministries of economy and culture announced the creation of the National Design Council (Conseil national du design) – one of the outcomes of the “Assises du design”, national consultation launched in 2019, aiming to build the roadmap for French design by mobilising the design ecosystem in France.
The French Design Council is a consultative body for dialogue and proposals aiming to accompany the state authorities in the definition and monitoring of a national design policy. BEDA members France: Cité du design, Agence pour la promotion de la création industrielle (APCI), Alliance Française des Designers, lille—design, Alliance Française des Designers (AFD), Institut Français du Design (IFD) are all important contributors to its creation.
The announcement took place during the launch of the France Design Week, another proposal from “Les Assises du design”, which takes place from 7 to 28 September 2021 with over 350 events in the programme in all French regions. This event celebrating the diversity of projects and initiatives in design, aims at opening a dialogue and raising public awareness on the discipline and its creative potential in the society transformation as well as its role in the New European Bauhaus initiative.
For inhabitants and the lucky ones able to travel these days, the Cité du design with Designers+ (BEDA member) and Lyon design, prepared a selection of exhibitions, conferences, workshops, happening on the territory of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region…
For more information, please visit
France Design Week: https://francedesignweek.fr/
Events in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Cité du design web site): https://www.citedudesign.com/fr/a/france-design-week-2021-1762
Agence pour la promotion de la création industrielle (APCI): http://www.apci.asso.fr/
Institut Français du Design: http://www.institutfrancaisdudesign.fr/
Alliance Française des Designers: http://www.afd.eu.com