World Design Organization (WDO)
Organisation mondiale de design (OMD)
1957-06-29 London UK
Founded following proposal 1953. Constitution adopted at 1st General Assembly, Sep 1959, Stockholm (Sweden); amended 30 Sep 1999, Sydney (Australia). Secretariat based in Montréal QC (Canada) since 2005; previously based in Brussels (Belgium) 1974-1985, and Helsinki (Finland) 1985-2005.
Advocate, promote and share knowledge of industrial design driven innovation that has the power to create a better world.
Events2023-10-27 | Tokyo, Japan – Biennial General Assembly
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World Design Assembly (every 2 years); Board of Directors; Secretariat.
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