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Review – Design Festival North 2022

Back for another year Design Festival North happened in July 2022 and it was worth the wait, coming back bigger and better!

There were over 30 design-led companies exhibiting across Manchester at the 3 day event.  This was via a mix of showrooms (Assmann, Boss, Telegraph and Connection) and then at our ‘Design Hub’ located at The Castlefield Rooms.

We attracted a great mix of architects, designers and developers from across the North of England, even some from the very North and South of the UK!! – all excited to catch up with each other, and to meet potential new suppliers and products. The weather was also kind to us which allowed a free flow of visitors to all showrooms, and making use of the fantastic Dukes 92 outside space!

The showrooms all had their own events taking place across the 3 days of Design Festival North, notably over at the Assmann showroom there was a Clay pot making class, CPD’s and Sustainability talks from the partner businesses who had their own pop-up’s at this showroom.

Back at the Design Hub there was a selection of interesting events from  – A Virtual reality experience, Workplace Wellness ‘on chair’ Massages, a really informative Imposter Syndrome workshop with Skills For Growth SME Support’s – Maria Mander, A collaboration with Modern Woman saw a great panel discussion on Diversity and Inclusion. Finally Day 3 was all about Good Vibes and fun where we had companies battling it out with our Lego Challenge! (who knew things could get so competitive with Lego!) 

If you want to get involved in our events for 2023, whether you’re an exhibitor or visitor, we’d love to see you there.