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Luxembourg to host European Design Festival 2023



President of Design Luxembourg Thomas Tomschak, pictured at a Paperjam Club event in 2018, says “the grand duchy is home to an eager and enthusiastic creative scene”. Maison Moderne Publishing SA

President of Design Luxembourg Thomas Tomschak, pictured at a Paperjam Club event in 2018, says “the grand duchy is home to an eager and enthusiastic creative scene”. Maison Moderne Publishing SA

Hosted by Design Luxembourg, which represents local professionals from the sector, the week-long event will attract and honour the continent’s top designers.

The European Design Festival 2023 will be held at the end of May or start of June and is expected to attract up to 500 professionals from the field of design. Demetrios Fakinos, managing director of the European Design Awards, said the enthusiastic involvement from local designers and creative institutions was a key in the decision to award the 2023 festival to the grand duchy.

“Luxembourg is an exciting place of unique and diverse venues, a country of green innovation, a destination of remarkable infrastructure, [and] a community of enthusiastic and knowledgeable designers,” Fakinos said.

Design Luxembourg, alongside Business Events Luxembourg, put together a bid to host the event in only six weeks. A working group including Kultur|LX, Esch2022, Casino Luxembourg, Cercle Cité, the Creative Industries Cluster by Luxinnovation, Rotondes and Konschthal also contributed to the success of the bid.

“We are very proud that Luxembourg will host this distinguished festival,” said Business Events Luxembourg CEO François Lafont in a statement.

President of Design Luxembourg Thomas Tomschak said that coming hot on the heels of the Esch2022 capital of culture year, the European Design Festival will give Luxembourg “a superb period of international visibility”.

Design Luxembourg will concurrently host the Luxembourg Design Awards. “The grand duchy is home to an eager and enthusiastic creative scene which includes talented professionals producing design in various disciplines: product, service, fashion, and even photography,” Tomschak said.