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Tues 13th – Thurs 15th July 2021 | Manchester City Centre


Due to the extension of the Government’s Virus Restrictions to July 19th the event is now limited in visitor numbers
and you NEED to book time-slots for your visit. You can book multiple times / days if available.

If the Design Hub is at capacity we would encourage you to visit a few of the showrooms taking part in the event
and pop back later. Or grab a drink / bite to eat from Impossible whilst you wait.

“We are looking to emphasise the true collaborative nature of creative businesses in the North and help the creative sector to recover, flourish and grow once again. We want to show how versatile the sector is and ensure it can maintain its unique innovative, ground-breaking and globally renown position”.


Claire Gallagher, DSN Owner



Exciting presentations from industry specialists – they’re FREE to attend!

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What’s happening where and when across the 3 days.


The North of England is home to thousands of creative businesses, designers and architects.

Manchester has more creative businesses, designers and architects per square mile than any other northern city, truly making it the most important design hub in the north of England.

Companies attending…

Prior to the pandemic, the North’s creative sector was thriving, with Manchester heralded as the second largest Creative City in Europe, contributing over £1.4 billion to the UK economy annually and becoming an increasingly important sector. The collective creative passion across the regions is phenomenal, with a hunger to overcome these unpredicted times.

To stimulate and celebrate this rich and diverse community, we have created DesignFestivalNorth, a 3-day showcase of leading design brands and companies, presented in a series of events taking place in showrooms across Manchester and our special ‘design hub’ at Impossible in the City Centre.

Manchester’s 2 x largest universities will be in attendance


Throughout the 3 days there will be a plethora of curated events including; breakfast, lunch and dinner socials; CPD Learning Seminars on a wide range of products and skills; Wellbeing; Product Showcase and Exclusives… and more!

Visitors can drop in and out of any showroom, and the design hub, to join a host of talks, presentations and networking events along the way, on any or all of the days.

When you visit DesignFestivalNorth you can pick up one of our handy, free event guides to navigate your way around Manchester City Centre, making sure you get to see and speak with everyone. id=”exhibitor”

Design Festival Manchester March 2021

I’m a Design Company

Want to exhibit at the Manchester’s key design event, placing your brand in front of some of the North’s most important and influential industry leaders?

As an ‘exhibitor’ you’ll be able to showcase your products to a targeted audience of designers, architects, developers, operators and specifiers. Plus you can upgrade your package with our ‘spotlight socials’ enabling you to host bespoke events and workshops.

For more information and an exhibitor pack please…

Design Festival Manchester March 2021

I’m a Visitor

Designer | Architect | Specifier | Operator | Developer | Student

As a visitor you’ll be able to find out more about the newest colours trends, sustainability, lighting, wood, tiles, paints, technology and much more.

You’ll have the opportunity to speak to suppliers one-to-one about integrating their products into your designs, take part in interactive events and find out about NEW products and technology. Plus you can chat with fellow professionals in a relaxed social environment.

It’s FREE to attend, yes free, so Register Now.

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