Design and the city/county region of Leicester has long been acknowledged as a quiet strength. From its earliest roots in the textile industry and more recently the innovations in Point of Sale design, the region now boasts real strengths in digital design agencies, Virtual and Augmented Reality, high end ceramics and designer-makers, the architectural sector and a fast growing tech sector through app design, software development space research and notable brands in product and engineering design.
Design Season is a designer and design business-led slow burn, steady rise of the region’s Design Voice – a season to talk about design in an international context. Design Season 2020 abridged but tailored to our shared current scenario focuses its gaze on 20+ events. A season of talks, exhibitions, business profiles and case studies the programme also hosted an invited conversation from some of the city/region’s most active and vocal design voices to test the idea of a collective design voice to push on, facilitate growth, collaboration and help the city/region and its designers get the most from this sleeping giant of a sector. Watch this space…
Design Leicester comprises designers, design businesses and design-led networks including the digital agency network Create Leicester – watch here from their origins in 2019.