The museum's Department of Architecture and Design features a collection of 250,000 objects grounded in works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Le Corbusier. The diverse holdings also include works by cutting-edge designers including Hella Jongerius, Konstantin Grcic, Stefan Sagmeister, and Joris Laarman.
Collection of more than 70,000 objects. Strengths include Italian design from the 1960s and 1970s, American graphic design from the 1950s to the present day, post-World War II furniture and product design in America and Western Europe, and contemporary Western European and Japanese design. Includes the AIGA Design Archives.
Collection of drawings from UIC Library Special Collections, featuring the product designs of Charles "Chuck" Harrison, the first African-American executive to work at Sears, as well as examples of work by some of his contemporaries.
Maintained by The Society of Typographic Arts, with the goal making accessible the best design work of those practicing in the Chicago area. Covers 1927 to the present; searchable by designer, firm, client and more.