We have always valued elegance, style and craftsmanship. With industrialisation, improved communications and the creation of global markets, today´s concept of design as integral to the appeal of products was born.
Seventeenth century Delft wall tile – demand for this style was one of the first global trends.
Seventeenth century Delft wall tile
Jacquard fabric was first made in 1801 — its name comes from the revolutionary programmable loom used to produce it.
Design for the Telefon Hirmondo company, which began broadcasting news, plays and features via Budapest's telephone network in 1893, before radio was invented.
Telefon Hirmondo company
Today the EU's Innovation Union 2020 strategy places design at the centre of the drive to innovate
- Design is integral to the process of innovation
- Design is a strategic tool for user-centred innovation
- Design transforms research and development