The Design Futures Council is a DesignIntelligence network of design, product and construction leaders who explore global trends, challenges, and opportunities to advance innovation and shape the future of the design industries and the environment. Members include leading architecture and design firms, dynamic manufacturers, service providers, and forward-thinking firms that take an active interest in their future.

A distinguished body of design and business leaders serve as the DFC executive board, which develops the research and events agenda for the council.

The Design Futures Council is committed to supporting the design community by providing information and understanding of trends and future issues. The group engages leaders from design and architecture practice, business, research, education and government to create a forum in which members tackle complex challenges and opportunities in business, technology, innovation, leadership, and the environment.