The award ceremony, which was attended by some 300 people, was presented by the director of Valencia World Design Capital 2022, Xavi Calvo, and was broadcast live by Valencian public television À Punt, as well as on the social media of the Ministry of Science and Innovation.
The venue, on the first floor of the Science Museum, was equipped with 300 chairs of the Actiu brand, which specialises in the design and manufacture of furniture for workplaces and contract spaces. On the stage were eight Karbon chairs by Actiu, iconic pieces manufactured from carbon fibre.
The presentation of the National Innovation and Design Awards was preceded on Thursday by an act of support by the Ministry of Science and Innovation for Valencia as World Design Capital, which was attended by Teresa Riesgo, general secretary for Innovation of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, the president of the Valencian Government, Ximo Puig, and the mayor of Valencia, Joan Ribó. At this meeting a tribute was paid to all eleven Valencian professionals and companies that have been distinguished by these awards since their creation in 1987.
The ceremony also saw the participation of Marisa Gallén, president of the Associació València Capital del Disseny and National Design Award winner in 2019, and Nacho Lavernia, Nacional Design Award winner in 2012, who gave a speech highlighting the role of design for society, industry and institutions.