Italian Design Workshop in Florence, Italy
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Italian Design in Florence, Italy
A 2-week workshop in Italy to dive deeper into the world of Italian Design.
SPACE FOR FASHION
Fashion is a great source of inspiration for interior designers and Florence hosts a long tradition as well as avant-garde design spirit. Participants will be guided to investigate a famous fashion Italian brand starting from the knowledge of its manufacturing, such as accessories and clothes. They will be asked to translate the brand philosophy into a concept through the making of a model. The course will include lectures, visits, critiques and studio time with reviews and discussions. Visiting museums and design show rooms will introduce students to the complexity of developing interior spaces as well as an introduction to Italian design culture. Working on projects, participants will express their own creativity through sketches, drawings and maquettes, focusing on materials, surfaces, volumes, light and colors. The aim of the course is to explore the Italian approach to design and define a method by letting students’ own language emerge.
A sample of some of the activities included for 2020:
- Cavalli, Pucci, Prada, Gucci, Ferragamo, Miumiu, etc.
- Design Showroom
- Exploration of Hidden Florence
- Gucci Garden
- Museo Ferragamo
- Spazio 360
- Edra Furniture Company
- Milan for the day!
Aspects of the course include:
- Language space
- Architectural composition
- Light and color, surfaces and materials
- Fashion design and furniture design
Italian Design workshop will be 4 hours per day and participants will have the late afternoon, evening and weekend free to explore Florence and Tuscany.
*If you would like to add on 3 days to our course, we are offering:
Insight to Marble, Glass or Brick Design (contact us for more details).
**Group Rates Available. Please contact us for discounts.
What Is Included
What Is Not Included
Participants will have the option of participating in various excursions (some are at an additional cost).
Meet The Instructor
Katia Santuccio, born in Milano, received her Degree in Architecture from Florence University. She has worked for AG&F [GREGOTTI ASSOCIATI] and NAVONE corporate design. She has experience teaching at the Politecnico in Milan and IED Istituto Europeo di Design and writing for Collezioni EDGE magazine. In Milan she was a copywriter as well as a curator and organizer for events for BALERI ITALIA furniture company. In 2007 she founded DIstudio architecture and design in Florence.