The Design History Foundation was created with the aim of researching, advancing and promoting design history. The Foundation’s field of study is the evolution of design over time, as well as the industrialisation process that have made this possible. By “design”, we understand the full array of products of physical or virtual substance.
We refer here to products in visual communication, furniture and objects of daily use, however they may be used (whether manual, mechanical or electronic), as well as clothing and textiles that have been produced in a more or less serialised manner, using industrial methods and marketed in circuits of mass consumption.
We also include all of those interiors, ephemeral constructions, systems and processes, digital projects and artifacts which, albeit unique, have required a complex project process before being made. Design is thus also understood as the discipline of the project or the profession, which has been developed historically to determine how products are ultimately presented.
The Foundation also works against the destruction of design’s documentary heritage, both in terms of individual designers and companies or studios which have been significant in the project field.