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Returning to Our Roots in Manchester

The world of design is a vibrant tapestry of creativity and innovation, constantly evolving to set new trends and inspire. For three years, Design Festival North has been a shining beacon in the city of Manchester, captivating the Architecture and Design (A&D) community with its unique approach to unveiling the latest design products. Now, in 2024, this esteemed festival is making a triumphant return to its roots, showcasing the very best in design right where it all began.

A Glance at Design Festival North’s Legacy

Design Festival North, affectionately known as DFN, is far from your ordinary design event. It’s a platform that brings together Interior Designers, Architects, Specifiers, and Operators, creating an environment where the design world thrives. Over the years, this festival has evolved, continuously pushing the boundaries of design and reshaping how professionals source, network, and find inspiration.

The Return to Manchester: A Grand Finale

In 2024, Design Festival North is returning to Manchester, where it took its first steps back in 2021. The decision to revisit the city that laid the foundation for this remarkable festival signifies a poignant milestone. It’s not just a return to its roots; it’s also a grand finale to the Design Festival Tour. Before returning to Manchester, the tour has taken the Design Festival to Liverpool, Newcastle Upon Tyne, and Sheffield. The journey across these vibrant cities is a testament to the dynamic nature of the A&D community and the need for a more comprehensive and accessible platform for industry professionals.

What’s in Store for Manchester

So, what can you expect from Design Festival North in Manchester in 2024? Let’s delve into what promises to be a thrilling experience for design enthusiasts and industry professionals:

A Diverse Range of Exhibitors

One of the hallmarks of Design Festival North is its ability to bring together a diverse array of leading design industry suppliers. In Manchester, you can look forward to engaging with exhibitors representing various design sectors, from furniture and lighting to fabrics and wallcoverings. The festival provides a unique opportunity to explore and immerse yourself in the latest products, trends, and innovations.

Networking and Collaboration

Design isn’t just about products; it’s also about the people behind them. At Design Festival North, networking takes centre stage. Professionals from various design disciplines come together to share ideas, collaborate, and establish new connections. Whether you’re an interior designer in search of fresh inspiration or an architect seeking the perfect materials, the festival offers a space for meaningful interactions.

Manchester’s Unique Backdrop

Design Festival North in Manchester is more than just an event; it’s an immersive experience. The city itself is a canvas of history, art, and culture. The festival allows you to immerse yourself in Manchester’s rich heritage while exploring its modern design scene. Whether you’re wandering through its historic neighbourhoods or admiring contemporary architecture, Manchester provides a unique and inspiring backdrop to the festival.

Impactful Design

Design Festival North goes beyond showcasing products; it’s about making a significant impact on the design world. By attending the festival, you have the opportunity to witness the latest innovations, ideas, and trends that are shaping the industry. It’s a chance to gain a competitive edge and stay at the forefront of design excellence.

The Bigger Picture

The decision to bring Design Festival North back to Manchester in 2024 is more than just a return to its roots. It signifies a strategic response to the evolving needs of the A&D community. We [Design Social North] understand that design professionals, regardless of their location, require access to the latest products and a platform for collaboration. Manchester, with its rich design culture, is the perfect host for this year’s edition.

In Conclusion

Design Festival North: Manchester 2024 promises to be a landmark event for the Architecture and Design community. It’s a celebration of creativity, innovation, and collaboration, set against the backdrop of Manchester’s rich cultural tapestry. The return of the festival to its home-town underscores the growing importance of design in our lives and the need for an all-encompassing platform that brings the design world closer.

So, mark your calendars and prepare to be inspired. Design Festival North is coming back to Manchester on Tuesday July 9th 2024, and it’s set to be an unforgettable experience for anyone who possesses a fervor for design. Whether you’re a seasoned industry professional seeking the latest innovations or a design enthusiast in search of inspiration, this festival offers something for everyone.

This is more than just a design event; it’s an exploration of people, ideas, and the future of design. Design Festival North assembles the finest minds in the industry, and the Manchester edition in 2024 is a celebration of homecoming. Get ready to explore, connect, and be inspired by the ever-evolving world of design. We eagerly await your presence!


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