1950s – Foundation
1953 – The idea to create an international body representing the interests of industrial designers was first presented by Jacques Vienot at the Institut d’Esthetique Industrielle’s international congress.
1957 – Icsid was officially founded on 29 June at a special meeting in London, under the name International Council of Societies of Industrial Designers. The organization was officially registered in Paris where the Secretariat was set up at 17 Quai Voltaire.
1959 – The first Icsid Congress and General Assembly were held in Stockholm, Sweden where the Icsid Constitution and first definition of industrial design were officially adopted. By then membership had grown to 23 members from 17 countries. The name of the organization was also changed to the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.