Victoria Matranga

Victoria Matranga

Victoria Matranga is Design Programs Coordinator for the International Housewares Association (IHA) since 1992, where she organizes education events, displays and awards programs and writes for IHA’s blog.  She created the IHA student design competition, now in its 26th year.

She has consulted for the Art Institute of Chicago, Toledo Museum of Art, Museum of Science and Industry, and Kendall College. She wrote America at Home: A Celebration of 20th-Century Housewares and contributed to The Alliance of Art and Industry: Toledo Designs for a Modern America, The Encyclopedia of Chicago, and Art Deco Chicago: Making America Modern.

She is the design history columnist for INNOVATION, the journal of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). She is currently working on a book about Chicago industrial design 1940-1970. 

A Chicago native, she has a BA in the History of Architecture and Art (University of Illinois/Chicago) and a master in marketing (Northwestern University).