[vc_row][vc_column][ultimate_spacer height=”50″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Nairobi Design Week” main_heading_color=”#131822″ heading_tag=”h1″ sub_heading_color=”#131822″ alignment=”left” spacer=”line_only” spacer_position=”middle” line_height=”2″ line_color=”#d61e3a” main_heading_font_family=”font_family:Montserrat|font_call:Montserrat|variant:700″ main_heading_style=”font-weight:700;” main_heading_font_size=”desktop:47px;” sub_heading_font_family=”font_family:Montserrat|font_call:Montserrat|variant:500″ sub_heading_style=”font-weight:500;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:17px;” line_width=”1400″ main_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:10px;” sub_heading_margin=”margin-bottom:10px;” spacer_margin=”margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:20px;”][/ultimate_heading][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_column_text]PROFESSIONALS looking for talent and keeping up with the latest news, events and opportunities.

ENTREPRENEURS promoting their work within a supportive community of collaborative creatives.

STUDENTS of all ages discovering the creative sector and how they can fit into it.

ENTHUSIASTS interested in learning about the faces, products and projects of Afrikan design.

 


 

WELCOME TO NAIROBI DESIGN WEEK.

[/vc_column_text][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_custom_heading text=”WHY DO WE EXIST?” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28|text_align:left|color:%23d61e3a” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_column_text]Our mission is to highlight the importance of all design disciplines and their impact on economic, social, cultural and environmental development. By sharing, collaborating and learning together with our community, we are creating business, employment, and education opportunities in design.

 

 


[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”ABOVE ALL ELSE: COMMUNITY” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28|text_align:left|color:%23d61e3a” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”HOW DO WE DO IT? ” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28|text_align:left|color:%23d61e3a” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”CONNECT” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28|text_align:left|color:%23d61e3a” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_column_text]ONLINE Our website and digital platforms promote, inform and inspire our community throughout the year.

EVENTS We organise the Nairobi Design Week festival annually, and because the community has so much talent, we recently launched Nairobi Design Weekly! We also produce and support events for our partners.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”CURATE” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28|text_align:left|color:%23d61e3a” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_column_text]EXHIBITS & EXPERIENCES Every year, we curate a number of exhibitions featuring Afrikan work, in Kenya and abroad.

NEWS & TALENT We keep an eye on the industry to find which events, projects and new designers to look out for.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”CREATE” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28|text_align:left|color:%23d61e3a” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_column_text]SPECIAL PROJECTS centered on brand strategy, creative campaigns and capacity building.

PRODUCTS, SYSTEMS AND SERVICES through design thinking methodologies, industrial design and technology sourcing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_custom_heading text=”WHAT DO WE DO?” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28|text_align:left|color:%23d61e3a” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][ultimate_spacer height=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”SUPPORT AFRIKAN DESIGN, LOCALLY.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]We are committed to providing the environment and resources that the local community of designers and creatives needs. Our free Directory and Events sections allow individuals and organisations to promote their work and activities.[/vc_column_text][vc_gallery interval=”5″ images=”16469,16465,16467,16468,16466″ img_size=”medium” onclick=””][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”TAKE AFRIKAN DESIGN TO THE WORLD” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]By taking part in international events such as the London Design Biennale, or sitting at the table with global design organisations, we are creating more space in the international design community for Afrikan design.[/vc_column_text][vc_gallery interval=”5″ images=”14997,16462,16463,16473,16464″ img_size=”medium” onclick=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_custom_heading text=”OUR ANNUAL THEMES” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28|text_align:left|color:%23d61e3a” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_column_text]Every year we focus on a different theme. This theme helps us to find the best design has to offer within the community, and inspires projects that have short and long term impact. Our themes become part of the values that we exist by.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_custom_heading text=”2020: DESIGN IS FOR EVERYONE!” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nairobidesignweek.com%2Fnairobi-design-week-2020%2F||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text]The next festival will take place on 8-14th March 2020 under the theme ‘Design is for Everyone! [/vc_column_text][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_custom_heading text=”2019: CULTURE & HERITAGE” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_column_text]Remembering the significance of how our heritage has influenced the world we live in today, and how design impacts the culture of the one we will pass on to future generations.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_custom_heading text=”2018: RESOURCE & COMMUNITY” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][ultimate_spacer height=”20″][vc_column_text]We believe it’s extremely important for us to be resourceful and to show our community how to make the most of the resources available to them. We like exploring the materials and tools available to us as creators and seeing untapped opportunities in waste.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Our community is at the heart of what we do. Above all, we want to bring together people and ideas and provide the design community with the right opportunities and information for it to continue to thrive and grow.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][ultimate_spacer height=”50″][vc_column_text]Find out more about Nairobi Design Week in our upcoming FAQ.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_spacer height=”50″][/vc_column][/vc_row]