ENSCI-Les Ateliers

Paris, FR

Founded in 1982, Les Ateliers-Paris Design Institute (École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle) is the only French national Institute exclusively devoted to industrial design. A public commercial and industrial establishment supervised by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Industry, it broadened its activities to include two other degree programmes in 1985 and 1993: first the Atelier National d’Art Textile (ANAT), then a specialist Master’s degree in “Design and contemporary technology”, the denomination of which has recently been modified. Today the School covers not only the fields of industrial and product design but also multiple contemporary design applications: digital, spatial, communication, service design… For over 25 years Les Ateliers has trained designers with highly varied profiles who have gone on to work in design studios, businesses or as freelancers, many of them contributing to France’s renown abroad.