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Interconnect acquires Design Week

Interconnect, a software development company, has announced its acquisition of the assets of Design Week, an online design brand, from Xeim.

Interconnect acquires Design Week

Since 2015, Interconnect has been a service provider for Design Week forging a close working relationship.

Interconnect says: “We felt that taking ownership would inject new vitality into the brand.

“Design Week is known for its quality analysis and broad coverage of the design sector. We intend to maintain these strengths and will also invest in a new design and content strategy to enhance the publication’s relevance and reach.

“Our aim is to bring Design Week to new levels of influence and innovation, respecting its history while preparing for a dynamic future. We appreciate the continued support of its audience and contributors and look forward to welcoming them back soon when we relaunch.”

Interconnect’s David Coveney added: “When I heard Design Week was to be closed, I decided that it was too good to allow it to go and entered into discussions with Xeim. Our history is perhaps a little more publishing centric than may at first appear, as we were founded as a digital only publisher in 1996, but the business soon became focussed on web technology rather than publishing. This acquisition marks a return to publishing and we’re excited to be recruiting for staff members in order to help bring Design Week to a golden future. We believe that a reimagining of the site and product will help us to bring great value to designers and the people who seek to buy design. The relaunch date is yet to be fixed but we aim to bring it back in time to run the awards again for 2024.”

Design Week was launched in 1986, with Jeremy Myerson as its founding editor. It was published weekly and available on newsstands around the country, before becoming a digital only publication in 2011.

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