Professional Practice
Icsid was founded to protect and promote the professional practice of industrial design internationally, and this founding principle remains central to our identity today. Icsid is an advocate on behalf of professional designers in such areas as: design standards, the appreciation of professional achievement, fair practices, sustainable development and support of intellectual property rights, from advanced technology to traditional knowledge and crafts.

The Professional Practice Committee was established by the 2007-2009 executive board to safeguard Icsid’s mission statement regarding the support and protection of the professional practice of industrial design at regional and international levels. Overseen by the executive board, the committee comprises practicing professional industrial designers from within the board who meet on a regular basis to discuss professional challenges within their regions and determine if these challenges are of an international nature and therefore of concern to the international industrial design community.

2013-2015 Professional Practice Committee members:
  • Pierre-Yves Panis, France (Chair)
  • Luisa Bocchietto, Italy
  • Mario Gagnon, Canada