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.
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,1987-2008Karen Hofmann, 2008 - present
Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.). No restrictions. Collection is open for research by appointment.