Frans van der Put (1930) was one of the very first students of industrial design in the Netherlands. Since then he has witnessed the emergence and developments of this field. His contributions have often remained unnoticed, yet they were not less important: as a design manager at Philips, as a teacher and board member of the Eindhoven Academy of Industrial Design (now the Design Academy), and as a board member of the Kring Industriële Ontwerpers (‘Association for Industrial Designers’). Frans van der Put was a gifted diplomat, tactician and thinker with a great passion for his profession and with a big heart for the people around him.
The archive of Frans van der Put has been transferred to the Regionaal Historisch Centrum Eindhoven, where it is currently being made available.
Frans van der Put, 40 jaar industriële vormgeving en Philips-designmanagement (‘40 years of industrial design and Philips design management’)
Louis Kalff Institute, Industrial Design Heritage Centre
Author Ivo Blanken, published by [Z]OO producties, ISBN: 978-90-74009-91-1