The City of Valencia hopes to be the 2022 World Capital of Design. Due to its commitment to design and being one of the first brands awarded the National Design Award in 2007, has wanted to support the candidacy VALÈNCIA CAPITAL DEL DISSENY 2022, which was presented on December 17 at the Marina de Valencia.
The World Capital of Design title is awarded every two years by The World Design Organization (WDO), an international organization that promotes industrial design. The title is given to a city for its use of design as a driver of economic, social and cultural development. This distinction projects an image of the city of prestige abroad, attracting visitors, enhancing social processes and generating economic value.
These recognitions were created in 2008 and the first city that obtained it was Torino and from that moment every two years it has been awarded to a different city, Seoul 2010, Helsinki 2012, Cape Town 2014, Taipei 2016, Mexico City 2018 and for 2020 the French city of Lille and the Australian city of Sidney are the finalists.
The Valencia World Capital of Design 2022 candidacy is promoted by the Valencia World Capital of Design Association. It has the support of the City of Valencia, the Generalitat Valenciana, Feria Valencia and La Marina de Valencia and with the support of the Association of Designers of the Valencian Community and the College of Interior Designers of the Valencian Community.