summer Italian Design workshop in Italy

Italian Design Workshop in Florence, Italy

Italian Design Workshop in Florence, Italy

2500€ / per person
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Italian Design in Florence, Italy

A 2-week workshop in Italy to dive deeper into the world of Italian Design.



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

Course: 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday (total 40 hours).

Accommodation: Participants will stay in furnished apartments in Florence with wi-fi and air conditioning. Apartments will be available the day before the course starts until the day after it finishes.

Welcome reception and drink

24-hour access to our representative

Certificate at end of course

Local in-country coordinators: All coordination teams are English speaking. Aside from the local support from your in-country team you’ll be given access to a 24/7 emergency phone line manned by our response team in case any problem should arise while you’re overseas.

What Is Not Included

Health insurance. Each participant must show proof of medical coverage throughout stay in Florence, Italy.

Flights are not included but Go Inspired can assist you in making your travel arrangements. We will meet you when you arrive in Florence.



Participants will have the option of participating in various excursions (some are at an additional cost).

Piazza Michelangelo at sunset

Visit to the Tuscan hot springs

Half day trip to Fiesole for spectacular views of Florence

Weekend trip to Cinque Terre

Additional Information

Bring light clothing as it is hot in Florence during this time.

A security deposit for the apartment will be required when you check-in and will be returned to you when you check-out.

Visas: If coming from outside Europe, please check to see visa requirements of your country. If coming from the United States/Canada, it is not necessary to have a visa if you will be studying less than 90 days.

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.

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