A statement from our director, Clare Edwards:
2020 will be a year to remember for many different reasons but for Design-Nation it is a significant moment in time as we celebrate 20 years of championing and supporting the UK’s design and craft sector.
Design-Nation was set up to be a unique resource to collaborate, consult, commission, trade, buy, collect, source, research and innovate; and this ambition continues today. Twenty years on and Design-Nation’s ground-breaking programme has brought together great partnerships, industry-wide champions and investment to strengthen business and creative development for the sector, supporting thousands of designers, makers and entrepreneurs.
Over the coming year we have a fantastic programme of marketing, partnership projects, events and exhibitions planned to reminisce, celebrate and look ahead to a new era for the UK’s leading design and craft portfolio.
There have been many significant moments in 20 years but none of these would be possible without the insight and passion of our founder, Peta Levi MBE. So our celebration starts here, with a beautiful and fitting tribute written by Barbara Chandler, Design-Nation’s lifelong Friend and Brand Ambassador.
We are delighted that Barbara will be contributing to our blog each month as we mark twenty years of significant support for our design & craft community.