The Henry Ford is an amazing place as all the IDEA jurors will attest to. Every year the jury meets at The Henry Ford to decide on the winners of the annual IDEA competition and we hear from them how inspiring the place is. IDSA and The Henry Ford have a long term relationship wherein the IDEA winners are taken into the permanent collection of the Henry Ford museum every year.
Discussion continues and plans are in the works to create a permanent exhibit on the main floor for IDEA winners. There are over 1.5m visitors to The Henry Ford every year and we would love to expose them to what design and innovation excellence looks like today.
Why The Henry Ford? It is the second largest museum in the US and the largest museum in the world dedicated only to innovation. Design is innovation, and to paraphrase The Henry Ford in our discussions about IDEA winners being in their collection, they could not tell the story of innovation today without telling the story of industrial design and technology.
We agree! Industrial design has found a home amongst all the other innovators of the world and a fabulous place to tell its story.
Would you like the chance to have your great designs live in the permanent collection of The Henry Ford? Find out more and enter IDEA here.
Take a look at The Henry Ford's On Innovation site. It is a great resource to learn through interviews with some of America's greatest innovators. People like Dean Kamen, Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Don Chadwick and many more. Their video library is impressive and growing by the month. In addition to the videos, the On Innovation site also has learning modules on innovation for schools.