Montreal (Canada), 25 April 2023 – World Design Organization (WDO)® announced today a new partnership with architecture and design magazine Editoriale Domus S.p.A (Domus). The exclusive collaboration, launching later this year in the form of an international editorial project,  will leverage both parties’ shared commitment to strengthening the voice of design as a driving force for good. 

Domus represents one of the most reputable magazines for architecture, interiors, art and design in the world. Through its monthly editions, the publication follows, promotes and anticipates architectural and artistic movements, tapping into creative impulses and investigating and sharing stories for a wide audience ranging from design professionals to design enthusiasts. 

Drawing on their collective expertise, WDO and Domus aim to highlight issues of fundamental importance to the industry of contemporary design through exclusive content and insights devoted to design. Areas to be explored under the banner of this initiative include recent shifts in the design profession, emerging innovations from regions across the globe, as well as the impact of design on the UN SDGs. 

“This is the inaugural edition of what we hope will be one of many future collaborations with Domus,” stated WDO President David Kusuma. “Together, with the contributions from our member organizations around the world, this initiative will showcase those design-led projects that are impacting and improving everyday life.”

“Domus is particularly pleased with this strategic agreement that looks long term and intends to serve as a platform for dialogue between two leading players on the global scene,” stated Walter Mariotti – editorial director of Domus. “ In particular, I am happy that WDO has chosen Domus as a partner because this means that in addition to positioning and values, it shares the same interpretive approach to reality in which design remains a key to excellence – a key that Domus has been using since 1928.” 

More details about this partnership will be shared in the coming weeks. Creatives from the global design community are invited to contact WDO with ideas of interest for review by the editorial committee and for more information on visibility opportunities. 

For more information, please contact:
Andrea Springer, WDO Programmes & Communications Director

About World Design Organization
World Design Organization (WDO)® is an international non-governmental organization and the international voice for industrial design. We advocate for Design for a Better World, promoting and sharing knowledge of industrial design-driven innovation that enhances the economic, social, cultural, and environmental quality of life. Today, WDO services over 185 member organizations, representing thousands of industrial designers around the world.


Domus magazine was founded in 1928 by the architect Gio Ponti. He was joined in 1929 by the publisher Gianni Mazzocchi, who expressly established Editoriale Domus to issue the magazine. Mazzocchi handed the reins to his daughter Maria Giovanna, the current publisher of Domus and the president of Editoriale Domus, in 1976.  Since then, the magazine has adhered to an important strategy that has guaranteed its vitality, authority and longevity. The duration of editorship was shortened to a few years, with the precise aim of ensuring a constantly fresh approach to contemporaneity. From being a magazine led by one architect, Domus became a magazine of many architects, continuing to collect prestigious names at its editorial helm. After Ponti, the roster of editors-in-chief has grown to include Massimo Bontempelli, Giuseppe Pagano, Melchiorre Bega, Ernesto Nathan Rogers, Alessandro Mendini, Lisa Ponti, Mario Bellini, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, François Burkhardt, Deyan Sudjic, Stefano Boeri, Flavio Albanese, Joseph Grima, Nicola Di Battista, Michele De Lucchi, Winy Maas, David Chipperfield, Tadao Ando, Jean Nouvel, Steven Holl and Toshiko Mori. Since 2017, Walter Mariotti has been the editorial director overseeing the entire Domus organisation. Domus is fully bilingual Italian–English and sold in 89 countries. At the venerable age of 94, the magazine, its website, events and branded initiatives continue to look to the future and diffuse the competency of the brightest minds.