Cape Town named World Design
Capital 2014

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Cape Town in South Africa has been named World Design Capital 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid).

The city beat shortlisted candidates Dublin and Bilbao and becomes the first African city to be named a World Design Capital. It will host a programme of design-related events in 2014, focusing on generating social, cultural and economic growth through design.

Cape Town's Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille said, “The World Design Capital bid process and title have helped to bring different initiatives together and have made us realise that design in all its forms, when added together, creates human and city development."

You can see more information about the winning bid on the Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 website.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at 11:44 am by Alyn Griffiths. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • http://www.horizoncottages.co.za Horizoncottages

    Wow, this another great accolade for Cape Town coming , as it does, on top of being nominated by Tripadvisor as best city in the world to visit. If all of the people of South Africa vote for Table Mountain as one of the 7 Natural wonders it will make 2011 a year to remember for our great city.