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“Italian Design Systems” design educational tour in Italy

24 students, 10 days, 6 company visits, 4 milanese showrooms, 2 communications hubs, 1 museum, 1 workshop.

Italian Design Systems, what makes it world class?” is a design educational tour in Italy we conceived and planned for architecture and design students.

Italian Design Systems, what makes it world class?” design course is specifically designed to give students of architecture and design an opportunity to learn about the design process in Italy from the design concept to the showroom, through industrialization and communication. The aim is to provide a focused and intense exposure to Italian design, that will help participants appreciate the reasons for Italian design excellence in luxury products, furniture, interiors and architecture.

Day 1 | Design tour

Surprise! Let it snow let it snow let it snow!!! For some of the guys was the very first time in their life!

Day 2 | Design tour

Valcucine entrance

Gabriele Centazzo (designer and Valcucine founder) lecture about creativity and sustainability

Visit to Valcucine’s headquarters showroom

Visit to Valcucine’s Academy

Visit to Kristalia

Visit to Kristalia showroom and factory

Sketching

Rexa Design showroom visit

Architects corner to Rexa Design headquarter showroom

Factory visit to Rexa Design

 Day 3 | Design tour

Magis wall

Magis lecture about their history and product philosophy

Magis headquarter showroom visit

Memory picture with Eugenio Perazza, Magis founder

Lago presentation at their headquarter

Lago factory visit

Visit to Lago factory

Day 4 | Design tour

Moving from East to West

Davide Groppi lecture about his design inspirations and design philosophy

Christmas gifts from Davide Groppi

Fuorisalone and Brera Design District presentation to Brera Design Apartment

Visit to Brera Design Apartment

Day 6 | Workshop

Arch. Davide Colaci lecture on Italian design history

The Room Experience is the name of the workshop developed by arch. Davide Fabio Colaci and his studio. The purpose of workshop is to rethink the unit of the contemporary domestic scenario: the room. To dwell today requires an experience of the contemporary dimension, capable of revealing a new relationship between globality and our private space.

More info about the workshop here

Day 7 | Workshop

Workshop at Archiproducts.Milano

Workshop at Archiproducts.Milano

Day 8 | Design tour

The design course include visits to some showrooms of premier design companies in Brera Design District to view and evaluate display of latest designs in Italy.

At Foscarini flagship store in Milan

At Boffi Solferino flagship store in Milan

Casa Lago visit

During the design educational tour students had also the opportunity to see Italian architecture in a variety of styles, from classical to post modern and visit the Triennale Milano exhibition There is a planet a monographic show devoted to Ettore Sottsass on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.

There is a Planet exhibition

Day 9 | Chill out and shopping

Day 10 | Workshop and final evaluation

Workshop at Archiproducts.Milano

Workshop at Archiproducts.Milano

I’ll miss you guys!!!

A special thanks to all the partners that made this design educational tour possible: Valcucine, Kristalia, Rexa Design, Magis, Lago, Davide Groppi, Brera Design District, Archiproducts Milano and arch. Davide Fabio Colaci.

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By |2018-10-24T15:43:37+00:00December 29th, 2017|

About the Author:

After thirteen years as Communications Manager for Valcucine, as well as a two-year stint at Driade, I felt the need to launch something fresh and original in the design and architecture world. A showroom, a trade fair or an advertisement are not enough to understand a brand, its underlying philosophies, and how it undergoes its product development, so I wanted to create a new way of connecting architects and interior designers with top design companies. Here I write news about architecture, interior design, industrial design, cultural heritage and our design and architecture tours.
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