Design Week Lagos (DWL) is the leading design week on the African continent, conceived to present and celebrate the best in contemporary African design across categories while bringing international field leaders and visitors to experience the most exciting work from the region.
Founded by Titi Ogufere, the festival was established in 2019 as a citywide celebration held in Lagos, Nigeria, over seven days, promoting creativity innovation across disciplines, including architecture, industrial design, interior design, furniture design, graphics design, and technology.
DWL is a growing annual celebration and convening, with core programs including a central exhibition showcasing new work from across the continent, an awards program, and a series of talks and lectures. In addition to presenting new product design, DWL’s program highlights and explores new pathways in manufacturing methods, illuminating ingenuity and information sharing so that a growing community of contemporary designers can better tap into a rich history of craftsmanship and unique material knowledge across the continent.
The festival is committed to building a culture of innovation in Lagos and promoting the city as an international hub for design. DWL is a subsidiary of Essential Media Group and is supported by Lagos State.
2022 Edition Highlights
DWL will take place in various venues across Lagos from October 20 – 23, 2022.
Design Week Lagos has chosen the overarching theme of ‘The Creative Mind’ for 2022. The theme sees DWL calling African Designers to use local raw materials, knowledge of the African culture, and latest technology to make authentic modern & contemporary African products.