Established in 1944 to demonstrate the value of industrial design in reviving post-war Britain, the Design Council is now an enterprising charity which works to improve people's lives through the use of design.

Currently celebrating our 70th birthday, our mandate has evolved over the past seven decades and responded to changing social and economic trends and needs.

In 2011 the Design Council merged with Cabe, the government’s advisor on design in the built environment. Together we are passionate about using design to improve people's lives and we believe that design-led innovation can stimulate business growth, transform public services and enhance places and cities.

We advance new design thinking, encourage debate and inform government policy. Our vision is to create a better world by design.