Summer Course in Design - Made in Italy.
Start date: June 2017
Duration: 4 weeks
The course Design - Made in Italy intends to provide a basic understanding of the design industry and Made in italy system. In particular, the program aims at highlighting the close link between the development of a product concept and the manufacturing skills and values.
The course aims at giving to young designers the awareness of Made in Italy values and a basic understanding of supply chain processes that create the final product quality.
The course trains junior product designer, product engineers, communication professionals with a proper knowledge about the tangible and intangible values of made in Italy product or craftsmen with a basic knowledge about design.
The course introduces students to the historical, geographic, artistic and cultural forces that contributed to Italy’s premier role for creative and artistic design in all fields. We consider technology, frequent innovation for craftwork manufacturing approach as the basis of the success of the “Italian design system”.
The education program explains the socio-cultural environments of major artistic movements and craft-based manufacturing processes. In particular the course focuses on relationship between design processes and the historical “saper fare” (know-how) design industries.
The course intends to demonstrate through individual and group presentations how design has multiple implications and applications in the high-end manufacturing processes.
Florence is located at the heart of a region home to major manufacturing excellence that has given Florence an enviable international reputation in fields ranging from fashion and artistic craftsmanship to design and technological innovation.
The virtuous relationship between high quality artistic craftsmanship and industry is a traditional feature of the quality of production in Florence and its surrounding.