Product Design Department collection

RD, 08/2012
Art Center College of Design Archives 2014-04-09

Title: Product Design Department collection
Identifier/Call Number: RG 31
Date: 1950, 1980-2009
Physical Description: 6 folders
Contributing Institution: Art Center College of Design Archives

Biography/Organization History


Product design was first taught at Art Center in the 1950s within the Industrial Design curriculum. It became a separate department in 1991.

Product Design Department Chairs are:

C. Martin Smith,1987-2008

Karen Hofmann, 2008 - present
Product Design Department

Scope and Content Note

The Product Design collection contains a handful of folders not created and accessioned from the Department Chairs office. Included are course syllabi, department brochures, and email announcements. Noteworthy items include a furniture exhibition booklet from 1950 and notes that accompany images from a Buckminster Fuller Shower project from 1980.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Product Design Department
Product design

Related Material

RG 31.01.01 Product Design Department: Chair – C. Martin Smith papers

Conditions of Use

Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.). No restrictions. Collection is open for research by appointment.