Details: Walter Worboys. The Council of Industrial Design. 1955. First edition. Softcover. Saddle stitch. 16pp. 140 x 215mm. Printed in colour, paginated. Text in English. The symbol for The Design Centre designed by Hans Schleger.
About: Charming booklet announcing the opening of ‘The Design Centre - A showroom for the nation’. The Design Centre in Haymarket, London provided the Council with headquarters and an opportunity to showcase and endorse contemporary design on a permanent basis. Opened in 1956 by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Centre was the first permanent, and at the same time selective exhibition of its kind in the world. Other countries offered permanent displays of arts and crafts for specialised products, but none attempted a changing review of so wide a range of durable consumer goods, open all the year round as a service to home and overseas buyers, manufacturers and wholesalers, retailers and general public.
Near fine condition; light shelf ware consistent with age. Please contact me should you have any further questions about condition.