Transforming a city’s trajectory through design


The first important turning point in the transformation of the town’s image and notoriety was the launch of the first International Design Biennale of Saint-Étienne in 1998, which revealed the city’s capacity to bring together designers from all over the world for a cultural and economic event. Born of the strong design dynamic generated since 1998, Cité du Design was officially launched in 2005 to promote design for social change and economic dynamism.

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