Design Council Slide Collection Now Online

Today’s announcement of the slide collection of the prestigious Design Council in the UK is being made public online will surely be welcomed the world over. As David Kester, Chief Executive of the Design Council, puts it ‘The collection is an incredibly rich resource for anyone interested in design.’ Kester makes an interesting observation noting ‘In particular, it demonstrates the Design Council’s long track record of promoting the use of design to strengthen the UK’s economy and improve society.’ Here in the U.S., design studios making their presence as part of Business School curriculum. The announcement goes on to say that ” the slide collection was transferred to the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1995, and since then a series of digitisation projects have resulted in over 13,000 images (nearly two-thirds of the
collection) being made available online through the Visual Arts Data
Service (VADS).” This fantastic resource houses several collections that show a wide variety of products such as: tableware, furniture, lighting, toys, domestic appliances, textiles, machinery as well as such areas of design as architecture, town planning, interior and graphic design and corporate identity.
To link to the online collection: http://www.vads.ac.uk/collections/index.html

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