The inaugural KL Design Festival 2022 will be happening from the 1st to 18th December 2022 with a focus to activate the Kuala Lumpur Creative and Cultural District. Organised by MTIB and thnklb©️ under the purview of DBKL with the support from Think City, the 2-week event is supported by leading design association’s in Malaysia, such as PAMNXT, wREGA and PEREKA. 

Deputy Director General for Development and Commercialisation of MTIB, Mrs Roslina Idris says, “We need to transform information and intelligence into a level of understanding visually, which is the function of design. To achieve this, the choice of material is vital. Aesthetic, functional, sustainable & green, we believe timber is the future.”


By bringing some of the best local and international design products and ideas, the festival also includes various programmes, such as forums, events, exhibitions and installations from some of the most talented creatives and innovators. These events will be held at four major locations which is at Dataran Merdeka, Benteng (River of Life), High Street Studio on Jalan Tun HS Lee and our official venue, GMBB Mall. 

“We are working to rejuvenate downtown KL to realise the vision of Kuala Lumpur Creative and Cultural District (KLCCD), so naturally design and architecture are very important manifestation of culture and heritage”, as Daniel Lim, Director of Urban Mechanics from Think City believes the importance of this festival to Kuala Lumpur.

With an amazing support from partnering organisation such as YI Holdings Group, Malaysian Finnish Business Council, TANGGAM Design Centre and official F&B partner, PAUL’s, the festival is truly one unique festivals that features high level of creativity and innovation for consumer and professional creatives alike. KL Design Festival Director, Muhamad Razif Nasruddin, believes this is the beginning of great things to come not only for Klang Valley, but also for the Malaysian design industry at large.

The festival also will receive visits from royal guests, business leaders and also foreign embassies to further encourage the design community to grow the industry sustainably.

To know more about the event, visit the Kuala Lumpur Design event website at or contact at

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