About Us


Sheffield Design Week 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 week long festival plays host to 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 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 will join together venues across Sheffield and beyond in the 2016 celebration.

Planning 2017

Sheffield Design Week 2017 will see a broad and varied range of design activity taking place in venues, spaces and places. This will range from small scale workshops, talks and installations through to a design industry conferences, workshops, talks 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 theme of the festival in 2017 allows individuals and organisations to contribute their own design stories around city development. Previous Sheffield Design Week themes have included ‘Design City’, ‘Can Design Save the World’ and ‘Transformation’ themes that look at how different design approaches can solve social needs and respond to challenges. In 2016 the festival will look at how the whole city can work with and utilise design to improve public service, build better houses, improve transport and increase community engagement.public discourse on the place and contribution of design in contemporary society.


At the heart of Sheffield Design Week is a desire to promote the city and the wider region to it’s visitors via a range workshops, open studios, exhibitions, places of interest and related events explaining and exploring design and making.

Sheffield Design Week is delivered by MADE NORTH in collaboration with a range of partners.


We produced a short film for the launch of Sheffield Design Week in 2014.

Programme Guide for 2015

Programme Guide for 2014

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