College for Creative Studies: Product Design


Vincenzo Iavicoli


MS, Art Center College of Design
BA, Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (ISIA)

Vincenzo Iavicoli

Research Interests:

  • To identify the latest configuration that are transforming the role of design in the new economy
  • Collect and organize a visual archive of design related materials

Professional Experience:

Founder and Creative Director for design consultancy Iavicoli-Rossi. Vincenzo designed acclaimed products, art works and interior projects for a worldwide clientele. Throughout his career, he has worked in academia to develop teaching practices that advance industrial design education internationally. He currently serves as Department Chair at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit. Prior to CCS, Iavicoli taught at Tsukuba University and Tama Art University in Japan, Istituto Superiore Industrie Artistiche (ISIA) and Polimoda in Italy, and Art Center College of Design. He also served as Corporate Liaison Director, responsible for negotiating industry sponsorship of studio classes and managing the projects. Iavicoli has conducted workshops, seminars and lectures in the United States, Europe and Asia. In 2012, he received the Industrial Design Society of America Educational Award. The Walking Office, a Wearable Computer he designed in 1984, is included in the permanent Design Collection of the Henry Ford Museum.

Significant Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions:

Iavicoli’s work is widely published internationally. Publications include 12 magazines and books’ covers in France, United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Italy.

  • C Magazine, Vincenzo Iavicoli, Fall 2012
  • Crain’s Detroit Business, June 2011
  • Outstanding Bar and Restaurant Design, Paris, Telleri 1998, Cover
  • Sunday Times Cape Metro, South Africa, 1993
  • Interior collection, 3, Taiwan 10/93
  • Interior, 29, "Projects", Taiwan, cover
  • IQ Interiors Quarterly, Singapore
  • FP Fusion Planning, Tokyo, 2/1993
  • Shoten Kenchiku, 481, "Tokyo
  • European Masters, 3, Barcelona (Spain), Atrium S.A., 1992
  • The Best in Restaurant Corporate Identity, Stafford Cliff, London, Batsford,1992
  • Shoten Kenchiku, Vol. 37 N° 6, Tokyo, 6/1992
  • Brutus, 188, Tokyo, 9/1988
  • The New Furniture, Thames & Hudson 1987
  • Gefühls Collagen - Wohnen Von Sinnen, Köln (Germany),DuMont 1986
  • De Diseño, Barcelona (Spain) 2/1986
  • Domus, 637, Milan 3/1983, cover