The World Design Organization (WDO)™, formerly the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1957 to promote the profession of industrial design.

About Us

The World Design Organization (WDO) advocates industrial design driven innovation that creates a better world, engaging more than 140 member organizations in collaborative efforts and carrying out international programming—World Design Capital®, World Design Talks, World Design Impact Prize, World Industrial Design Day, and Interdesign. WDO has United Nations Special Consultative Status.

World Design Medal Nominations Open

To celebrate our 60th Anniversary, a special edition of our World Design Impact Prize, under the title World Design Medal, will be presented this year.

World Industrial Design Day 2017

Our theme for WIDD 2017, Thinking Outside the Box, focuses on UN Sustainable Development Goal #12: Responsible Consumption & Production.

World Design Talks Mobility

Read the latest report about World Design Talks Mobility in Toluca, Mexico, that took place on 24 February 2017.

Achieving the SDGs by Design

Through our international programming, we aim to promote more sustainable consumption and production and to advocate design-led innovation that will contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.