College for Creative Studies: Product Design


Vincenzo Iavicoli

Chair of Product Design

As the founder and creative director of the design consultancy Iavicoli-Rossi, Vincenzo Iavicoli has spent his career developing acclaimed products, environmental art works and interior projects for a range of clients worldwide.

Throughout his career, he has worked in academia developing his teaching practices to advance industrial design education globally. Prior to the College for Creative Studies, where he serves as Professor and Chair of Product Design, Iavicoli taught at Tsukuba University and Tama Art University in Japan; and at the Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (ISIA) and Polimoda in Florence, Italy. He spent nine years at Art Center College of Design, first in Switzerland and then in California, on the product design faculty; he also served as corporate liaison director, responsible for negotiating industry sponsorship of studio classes and overseeing the projects.

Iavicoli has conducted workshops, seminars and lectures in the United States, Europe and Asia. In 2012, he received the IDSA Educational Award from the Industrial Design Society of America.