Who We Are

Set up in 1944 as the UK’s national strategic advisor for design, the Design Council showcases the brilliant, leads on new thinking, evidences value and influences policy to create an environment for design to thrive.

What We Do

The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our lifetime and design has a critical role to play

We need to re-design nearly every aspect of how we live our lives. Design shapes the world. So designers have huge power, and with power comes responsibility.

We aim to galvanise and support the 1.97 million people working in the UK’s design economy to help address the climate crisis and achieve net zero and beyond, making design regenerative and not extractive.

Design for Planet provides a platform for visionaries, designers, business, government and communities who are leading the way in climate action, and support for everyone to make the planet a key stakeholder in everything we do.

We need to accelerate the speed with which we make design part of the solution, acknowledging that it has been a big part of the problem.

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