Design History

Welcome to Design History this site will give us information on some of the best known design movements and the historical context in which they occured.

Design history is the study of objects in their historical and stylistic contexts. Design is a plan or drawing produced to show the look and the function/workings of a building, garment or other object before it has been made.

Design means functionality as well as aesthetics – functional purpose of design studied and impact it has had on society. Analysis over time periods tied to the historical events of the time e.g. Art Deco as a reaction to the end of WWI.