The Cheltenham Design Festival

The Foundation has built a reputation for the quality of its live events, which include three major design festivals and a ‘Summer Series’ of talks. A notable aspect of the festival programme is the juxtaposition of speakers from diverse areas of the creative sphere.

At the inaugural festival in 2012, world famous graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister delivered the keynote talk in a rare UK appearance.

Since then, the Foundation has grown its reputation for fuelling the debate about the role of design and creativity in our lives. The list of figures that has graced the CDF stage is varied and impressive; it includes MOMA design curator Paola Antonelli, industrial designer Paul Priestman, renowned creative director Eric Kessels, designer Wayne Hemingway and the Science Museum’s Inventor in Residence Mark Champkins. Speakers from the European Space Agency, Aston Martin, the V&A and the Design Museum have appeared on the same stage as leading designers, engineers and inventors; the result is a truly inspiring experience that blows the possibilities of creativity wide open.

Cheltenham Design Festival 2019

Grab your diary, cancel any plans, and book the dog sitter because you won’t want to miss this. Yes, the Cheltenham Design Festival is back on 1 – 3 November, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Head to the Cheltenham Design Festival site to find out more & get tickets