summer Italian Design workshop in Italy

Italian Design Workshop in Florence, Italy

Italian Design

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

Workshop Description

Space for Design

There’s Interior Design and then there is Italian Interior Design. This unique course, led by Italian designer and architect Katia Santuccio, will explore the work of Italian designers both past and present, current trends in Italy and provide you with a hands-on approach to Italian Interior spaces. The course will take place in the heart of Florence and includes a 1-day trip to Milan.

Students will:

  • Discover Italian approach to design
  • Develop understanding and conceptual skills from design to production

Open to: University students and older

The course is designed for qualified applicants, such as students who are attending the final years of University studies in Architecture, Interior Design and Industrial Design, or newly graduated, and young professionals interested in enriching their personal knowledge and understanding of the field.

Applicants need to have mastered representation technique skills such as drawing, sketching and rendering visual communication skills such as computer graphics and rendering, as well as model making and verbal communication skills.

Students will be able to analyze and enhance interior spaces through:

  • Language space
  • Architectural composition
  • Light and color, surfaces and materials
  • Fashion design and furniture design
  • And more!

This holistic course will include lectures, visits, critiques along with studio time for reviews and discussions. Visiting museums and design showrooms 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 2022 are:

  • 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!

Methodology and Structure and its importance:

This holistic course will include lectures, visits, critiques along with studio time for reviews and discussions. Visiting museums and design showrooms 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.

It’s all about the experience

The 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
  • Food

Excursions

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 comfortable clothing for the workshop.
  • 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 taught 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. She has been working in architecture and design projects throughout Italy.

Katia Santuccio Go Inspired

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Participants Love It

Katia does a very good job at getting us to expand our minds and think differently, as long as the group is up for being pushed out of their comfort zone I think we learn a lot. Katia has an incredible base of knowledge about architects and designers. All in all it was a blast and I am still sharing what I learned!

Anna. (South Carolina., USA)

Overview

Florence, Italy

July 4-15, 2022

Course in English

2400 Euros

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