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Our Italian Design workshop is held in the heart of Florence, Italy where participants will learn first-hand the world of Italian design. If you’ve always wanted to explore the scene of Florence and its art, experience its culture, and learn the art of Italian design, this Italian Design workshop will not disappoint! Come and feel the energy in Florence and walk in the footsteps of the famous artists, architects and scientists that helped shape the world as we know it. In 2018, for our 2-week course we will be adding 1 day in Milan! It is a chance to explore the architectural and design from the fashion capital of the world.
Marble! The course is intended to explore one of the most inspiring materials since antiquity.
Going from Michelangelo’s masterpieces to modern design, students will learn about the multitude of different uses and interpretations of such an amazing material as well as technical features unveiling its magnificence and surprising versatility.
The course will include lectures, visits, guest speakers and reviews.
Students will have the opportunity to investigate marble design through a design project.
Students will be asked to provide a portfolio and a description of their computer skills and study background.
It’s all about the experience
A sample of some of the activities included for 2018:
- Carrara Marble Quarries
- Design Showroom
- Exploration of Hidden Florence
- Paolo Pretesi Marble
- Opificio Pietre Dure
- Milan for the day including visiting Triennial Design Museum
- Furniture, Ceramic and Lighting Stores
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.