To meet the needs of society and industry, in 1989 the Foundation Textile Design (FUNDIT) was created, with the aim of promoting the culture of design and promote educational media and research necessary to carry out.
That same year, the FUNDIT created the School of Design ESDi, building their own campus in Sabadell. The center began teaching with a specialization in textile design, introducing some studies specifically requested by the Spanish textile industry.
The Foundation, set up by government bodies, business groups and significant companies from various sectors (Ministry of Industry, Generalitat de Catalunya, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sabadell, Spanish Intertextile Council, among others), determined in 1992 the need to incorporate two new specialties: graphic design and industrial design.
Three years after its creation, the FUNDIT signed a partnership agreement with the Ramon Llull University (URL), the first private university in the Spanish State. Through this agreement, the URL granted to students of ESDi Degree Higher Degree in Design, own title of the University Ramon Llull, in all specialties; becoming the first Spanish center taught undergraduate design studios.