Design Sweden is an organisation set up with the sole purpose to support, nurture and enable designers living and working in Sweden and those operating abroad. Founded in 1957, we act as one voice – driving and engaging in the discussions surrounding design on an industry level and, wider, in the public sphere.

Because design does matter. And, as it did when we began, it has a profound impact on our lives; building cultural and economic value.

We’ve taken the decision to move away from how things once were, call it a traditional organisational model, and be a more open, internationally active association. This is so we can be more agile as we push Swedish design, its practitioners, and our values outwards.

In this respect too, we recognise that Swedish design is broader than ever before and we want to embrace that wholly. And so, Design Sweden shall be the organisation that counts all forms of design in its membership. Illustrators, non-traditionally trained artisans, hackers, startup entrepreneurs, crafts folk, textile designers, pattern makers…

Our membership is now unrestricted and free, while our professional services for paid members are also expanding to respond to the needs of today’s designer, with legal services, counselling and industry guidance.

Add your voice to ours and we’ll make sure you’re heard loud, clear and with passion.

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Why join?

  • You believe design matters.
  • You believe in collaboration between design disciplines.
  • You feel Swedish design has an international role to play.
  • You recognise the need for industry-related services.
  • You like free things.
  • You have a membership card collection to add to.

Special thanks to Bolon for their sponsoring of our Ambassadors project

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