Lille Métropole 2020 World Design Capital



Due to the current major health crisis and in accordance with the decisions taken by the French government, the Organizing Committee has decided to postpone all events under its direct responsibility, which were to take place within the framework of the World Design Capital in the coming weeks. 

In particular, this decision applies to the opening of the second season of the World Design Capital scheduled
on April 29.

We are currently working to define deferment solutions allowing the realization of our events in the best possible conditions. 

Thank you for your confidence.
The team

7 Dec. 2019 → 5 Dec. 2020

Lille Métropole 2020,
World Design Capital

a project to transform
the region through design.

The programme includes
exhibitions, performances,
themed itineraries, meetings with designers, festive, urban and educational events, and more.

Over 500 ideas for projects put forward by local authorities, companies, universities, cultural venues and charities, supported by designers. 

*POC – an idea to bring to life, a solution to be experimented, through a 4‑step design process : 

1. Understanding needs / 2. Imagining responses / 3. Trying out ideas / 4. Rolling out solutions 


exhibitions, meetings, events, … check out the program

Since 2008, the World Design Organization (WDO) has awarded the title of World Design Capital© every two years in recognition of the innovative application of design by a city or metropolis to drive its economic, social, cultural and environmental development.

In 2020, Lille Metropole is taking up the mantle from its predecessors Turin, Seoul, Helsinki, Cape Town, Taipei and Mexico City.