Design Week Lagos announces 2022 edition to take place from October 20-23


Design Week Lagos (DWL) is the leading design week on the African continent, conceived to present and celebrate the best in contemporary African design across categories while bringing international field leaders and visitors to experience the most exciting work from the region.

Founded by African design advocate Titi Ogufere, DWL was first established in 2019 as a citywide celebration held in Lagos, Nigeria over ten days, promoting creativity, innovation across disciplines, including architecture, industrial design, interior design, furniture design, graphics design, and technology.

DWL is a growing annual celebration and convening, with core programs including a central exhibition showcasing new work from across the continent, an awards program, and a series of talks and lectures. In addition to presenting new product design, DWL’s program highlights and explores new pathways in manufacturing methods, illuminating ingenuity and information sharing so that a growing community of contemporary designers

can better tap into a rich history of craftsmanship and unique material knowledge across the continent.

Over the years, DWL has supported over 85 partner events across the city, including; The Tourism Investors Forum, Reflection for Happy Spaces hosted in partnership with Yerwa Foundation, Vocational training week, Pan African Interior Design Summit (PAID), The GUIDE conference organized by the Interior Designers Association of Nigeria, Restore and Rebuild, Emerging Designers round table by Decor Nigeria, Fix my Space reality TV show, the Vocational training week organized by VPD Academy and many more, Blueprint conference, Interstyle Ceramics industry night, The heritage series by African Design Radio. The festival is committed to building a culture of innovation in Lagos and promoting the city as an international hub for design.

Design Week Lagos will take place in various venues across the city of Lagos from October 20 – 23, 2022. The theme for the 2022 design week is “Beyond The Box.” The theme sees DWL calling on African Designers to use innovative ideas, raw materials and the latest technology to make authentic modern and contemporary products that meet global standards. The flagship events of DWL are the Essential Interiors Show and DWL Exhibition.


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