A U.S. industrial designer with a BFA in industrial design from Syracuse University, Robert Blaich worked in design and marketing before starting with Herman Miller Furniture Company in 1953, and served as its vice president of corporate design and communications from 1968 to 1979. In 1980, he became head of design at Royal Philips Electronics in the Netherlands, where he integrated engineering, marketing, and design and built a new corporate image of global design.

An active member of IDSA, he became a fellow in 1981. He was president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) ...

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