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Design Week is a UK-based website, formerly a magazine for the design industry. It was first published in October 1986 by Centaur Communications.[1] According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations primary circulation for 2007 was 8,074.[2] In 2011, Design Week became a digital-only publication.[3][4] On 22 January 2019, Centaur Media announced that Design Week had become part of Xeim, a rebranded marketing division.[5]

Design Week
EditorTom Banks
Former editorsLynda Relph-Knight
FounderJeremy Myerson
Year founded1986
First issueOctober 1986 (1986-October)
Final issue2011
CompanyCentaur Media


Design Week is a business publication as distinct from design-focused publications like Wallpaper and Creative Review. Its competitors include Brand Republic and Marketing Week. Its readers come from commercial design disciplines which range from retail, products and packaging to graphics, interiors, exhibitions and digital.

The founding editor of Design Week was Jeremy Myerson and the title was edited for more than 20 years by Lynda Relph-Knight. The current editor is Tom Banks.

Back issues to 1995 include contemporary design news and interviews/retrospectives of noteworthy but not widely known designers since c.1960, e.g. Raymond Hawkey[6][non-primary source needed] and Frank Stephenson.[7][non-primary source needed]


  1. ^ "WebCHeck - Select and Access Company Information". Companies House.
  2. ^ "Design Week". Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK). Retrieved 2007-12-10.
  3. ^ Andrews, Robert (June 27, 2011). "CEO's memo: Centaur taking NMA online-only, will sell some titles". paidContent. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  4. ^ Katherine Rushton (27 June 2011). "Centaur Media axes print versions of New Media Age and Design Week". The Telegraph. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Centaur Media marketing division rebrands as Xeim". Centaur Media. 2019-01-22. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  6. ^ Dempsey, Mike (December 14, 2001). "Immaculate conception". Design Week. Retrieved 2007-12-06.
  7. ^ "Profile - Frank Stephenson". Design Week. August 12, 2004. Retrieved 2007-12-11.

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