Welcome World! This is the year we launch the World Design Event (WDE) were we invite future makers, designers and thinkers worldwide to come and shape the future together.

Why? It’s our world, it’s said. The city is the future, but what is the future of the city? This is what we research, discuss, do, find, experiment, share, theorize, mull over, have parties, conferences, summits, tours and lectures for during WDE. We create a reunion of future thinkers and doers, for ongoing research and sharing of knowledge, concepts and ideas.

Join us for our:

  • Antenna an international conference were visionary speakers and young talents discuss the contribution that design can make to solutions for the future.
  • Eight Creative Embassies were we promote the exchange of ideas for the transformation of the city in Food, Health, Urban Transformation, Data, Climate Action, Intimacy, Robot Love and Mobility & Energy
  • People’s Pavilion the heart of WDE, built by the people of Eindhoven using borrowed materials. It’s a venue, a forum, the voice of the community, a platform, a source of inspiration and a meeting point, all rolled into one.
  • Lab Squares test sites in Eindhoven showcasing solutions in the context of the city


11 World Design Event locations throughout the city
Dommelstraat 2
5611CK Eindhoven

Central Area

Opening hours

Sat 21 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 22 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Mon 23 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 24 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Wed 25 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 26 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Fri 27 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sat 28 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 29 Oct 11:00 - 18:00


Organized by World Design Event

WDE is a new international design platform organized by the Dutch Design Foundation, affiliated to Dutch Design Week, and made possible by our partners and Eindhoven Design City.

Email: wde@dutchdesignfoundation.com
Website: http://www.worlddesignevent.org
Telephone: +31 (0)40 296 11 50