<!-- Deleted image removed: -->Philips Design
is a global design agency. Headquartered in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, the agency also has offices in Amsterdam, New York, Paris, London, Seattle, Andover, Atlanta, Pune, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The agency offers a wide range of design services, from product design
, packaging design, identity design, environment design and interface and interaction design
to (and increasingly) design of the total user experience, innovation design and expertise in understanding people, cultures and societies.
In 1998, Philips Design became an independent unit within the Philips
Group, able to provide design services to all business divisions of Philips, as well to selected external clients. The company employs around 500 workers from a wide range of disciplines. More than 40% of employees are women, and the average age of an employee is 28 years.
The agency's history can be traced back to the mid-1920s, when Louis Kalff established the Advertising Section of Philips, under the patronage of Anton Philips, one of the company's founders. In the 1960s, Philips Board of Management established the Industrial Design Bureau, headed by Rein Veersema. In 1969, the competence center was renamed the Concern Industrial Design Centre (CIDC), led by Norwegian Knut Yran. In 1980, Robert Blaich was appointed as the new Director of CIDC. In 1991, he was succeeded by Stefano Marzano, current CEO and Chief Creative Director of Philips......