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 took place.
Three questions for Corinna Heilmann, Program Director of WDC 2022 Valencia
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!