The archive covers the full range of the council's activities, and includes administrative files, printed material, publications and photographs.
International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) Archive
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 1837 DES/ICD
- Dates of Creation1957- [ongoing]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description50 linear metres (approx)
- Direct Link
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) was founded in London in 1957 with the aim of promoting the status of industrial designers, raising the standard of industrial design through training and education, and encouraging cooperation between industrial designers around the world. By the end of the 1960s ICSID included over 40 member societies from more than 30 countries. The ICSID archive documents the initiatives, ambitions and influence of this international organization that continues to make a major contribution to the representation of industrial design and designers across political boundaries and economic disparities.
The archive is arranged in the following series, reflecting the existing arrangement of the University of Compiegne material:
ICD/3 General Assemblies
ICD/6 Working groups
ICD/8 Board members
ICD/9 ICSID publications
ICD/12 International organisations
Conditions Governing Access
Researchers wishing to consult the collection should make an appointment. Telephone 44 (0)1273 643217 or email email@example.com
Transferred to the Design Archives in 2007 from the University of Compiegne, where it was held on behalf of ICSID. Material was generated by offices in Essen and Montreal, and some files came directly from these offices.
Collection level record created in November 2007 and updated by Sue Breakell, March 2010
Conditions Governing Use
Permission must be sought to publish any material from the collection. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The collection will accrue.