What does industrial design tourism mean?

Industrial design tourism is tourism which the destination includes industrial design sites like furniture companies, premium design brand headquarters, factories peculiar to a particular location.
It has taken on renewed interest in recent times, with both industrial heritage sites and modern industry especially in Germany, France and Japan.

Italy the “land of beauty and lifestyle” has still a lot to say:

  • concentration of worldwide premium furniture design factories
  • heritage of historical and architectural sites
  • rich network of towns
  • astonishing natural places
  • innate lifestyle habit that all the world envy.

Italy has always been at the forefront of pioneering new design. The country’s strong hand made manufacturing tradition is what makes every piece of Italian design a unique product, a piece of contemporary art. Although nowadays  most of the production process is industrialized. Every Italian design still has that hint of its hand-made origins. Even the simplest home accessory has that touch of class, the hallmark of well-thought out and functional design which is also lovely to look at.

A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see. “Samuel Johnson”

Now the questions are:
how this design was born and still live nowdays?
How do the factories work today?
Which is the territory in which they are based?
Is there a link between the cultural heritage of a territory and its factories?
How do the people live in these territories?

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