HAPPY INDUSTRIAL DESIGN DAY
TODAY MARKS THE FIRST NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL DAY.
The U.S. Patent Office first recognized the term “industrial design” in 1913. The profession attracted the attention of the American public in 1927 at the Exposition of Art in Trade in New York City, with the U.S. government hailing the craft as an important “modern movement.” Design professionals—at the time, mainly architects, package designers and stage designers—focused their creative efforts for the first time on mass-produced products. Later, they were joined by commercial organizations, manufacturers, furniture representatives, crafters, decorative artists, graphic designers, automotive stylists, etc., who used design to make products more efficient, cost effective and relevant.