India Design Forum is a platform to promote innovation, encourage design thinking, foster continued design education, and create awareness of the power of design in India. IDF was established in 2012 as an inclusive design conference for dialogue, debate, consensus, and action; today it is the largest and most influential forum of its kind in the country, spanning all design disciplines.
IDF has held events in New Delhi and Mumbai in 2012, 2013, and 2016 – latterly collaborating with Make in India, the government initiative devised to transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub. IDF has the distinction of having been chosen to represent India at the inaugural London Design Biennale held at Somerset House. Together with the Government of Telangana, IDF is proud to have been selected by the World Design Organisation to host the WDO Assembly in Hyderabad in 2019.