design education

Victor Papanek (1923 – 1998) was a socially responsible designer. Papanek was born in Vienna, spent a brief period of time in the UK during the Second World War, and then immigrated to the US, where he attained citizenship in 1946. Read More →

Royal Academy of Art

RA | What’s On | News & Blog | Art & Artists | About VisitRead More →

Administration building Rhode Island School of Design - featured image

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is a private art and design school in Providence, Rhode Island. It was founded in 1877 and now offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in 19 different fields. It is affiliated with Brown University, with which it shares a College Hill campus.Read More →

William Merritt Chase featured image

He settled in New York in 1878; subsequently, he taught at Art Students’ League, New York, in 1896. He established the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (sometimes referred to as Chase School of Art). Read More →

Albert Reimann featured image

Albert and his wife Klara Reimann founded the Schülerwerkstatten für Kleinplastik (School for Small Sculpture) in Berlin in 1902. Reimann was a gifted craftsman who created prototypes to produce bronze, copper, silver, gold, and pottery. Read More →

American Design Adventure cover by Arthur Pulos

Arthur Pulos (1917 – 1993) was a well-known design teacher, promoter, and industrial designer. Arthur Pulos was renowned for his writings, lectures in developed and developing nations, and involvement with important organizations like the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID).Read More →

Ecolle Boulle College, Paris, France

The École Boulle was created in 1886 and is named after the cabinetmaker André-Charles Boulle, who during the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715), the Sun King, was commonly considered to be the preeminent artist in the field of marquetry or inlay. The art of André-Charles Boulle is regarded today as “Boulle Work”. Read More →

École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs

The École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs was instrumental in the emergence of the Art Deco design movement and the development of modern design trends in the 1920s. Animation, photography, scenography, industrial design, communication design, interactive design, film, interior design, fashion, textile, and engraving are among the subjects taught at the School.Read More →

Escola de Belas Artes - featured image

The Escola de Belas Artes (School of Fine Arts) is a former colonial school that is now part of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.Read More →

École Estienne

In honour of the Estienne family, the school was named after a famous family of printers from the 16th century, including Henri Estienne (elder), Robert Estienne and Charles Estienne. Its mission was to address the poor printing and book-making qualifications and standards, covering theoretical and practical aspects.Read More →

Glasgow School of Art students give new life to CitizenM lobby furniture

In early 2021, students from the interior design master’s degree course at the Glasgow School of Art were invited to take part in the project, reimagining the 2006 ‘Alcove’ two-seater sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the 1970 ‘Amoebe Highback’ by Verner Panton, and Charles and Ray Eames’ lounge chair from 1956.Read More →

Misha Black Proposal for 1951 Exhibition – 1946

He was mostly self-taught despite a short period of study at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and in Paris, beginning his professional career in graphic art and design of exhibition stands.Read More →

Henry Cole Christmas Card featured image

Henry Cole was a significant force in 19th-century British design education, emphasising its importance to industry. He was also instrumental in the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the founding of the Journal of Design.Read More →

Hochschule für Gestaltung

After WWII, Ulm, Hochschule für Gestaltung, a forward-thinking West German institution, was closely associated with a more scientific, logical, and productive design approach. It shifted away from the traditional reliance on existing notions of the innovative individual designer’s dominance and towards a problem-solving approach to design that included the use of multidisciplinary expertise. Read More →

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

For more than 250 years, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Danish: Det KongeligeRead More →

Featured Image - Ink Dot Portrait of Laszlo Moholy-NagyFeatured Image - Ink Dot Portrait of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

In Chicago, the Institute of Design was established by László Moholy-Nagy in 1939, following several short-lived precedents beginning with the New Bauhaus in Chicago, established in 1937 under the direction of Moholy-Nagy, with Walter Gropius, a former member of the Bauhaus, as a consultant.Read More →

Black Mountain College in North Carolina

Black Mountain College Black Mountain College was founded by John Andrew Rice and a groupRead More →

Central School of Art and Design

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design The London County Council set up thisRead More →