UNESCO Cities of Design

Kortrijk is a city in the West-Vlaanderen province of the Flemish Region in Belgium. Due to its border location, international trade has been a continuing tradition for a long time. Thanks to processing of flax, one of the most important export products of Flanders, the city has gained a reputation for design, high quality, and entrepreneurship. Kortrijk is now a very creative, resilient and modern city.

Kortrijk is home to the internationally renowned Biennale Interieur, which exhibits the latest design trends and pioneering furnitures. The city interacts with the boundaries between art, design, industry and the city, and a vibrant cultural scene emerges.

Kortrijk continues to invest in creativity to transform the city and the region. Designregio Kortrijk, an organization established in 2005, is an important factor in this regard. It connects companies, public institutions, students, and designers. The results bring new growth and prosperity.