Illinois institute of design


Founded in 1937 in Chicago, the leader was Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, who had taught at the Bauhaus in Germany from 1923 to 1928. Moholy-Nagy was invited to Chicago by the Board of the Chicago Association of Art and Industry to start a school of industrial design. He named it the New Bauhaus, and it was housed in the Prairie Avenue mansion that had been owned by Marshall Field. Financially stressed the school closed in 1938, but reopened the next year as the Chicago School of Design, having received support from Walter Paepcke, Chair of the Container Corporation of America. In 1944, it became the Institute of Design, and in 1949 became part of the Illinois Institute of Technology university system. Source:

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