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Industrial Design Excursion to Italy

August 31st, 2012, 11:05 am

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Hi Guys,
I am planning on taking my Industrial Design students (Automotive and Product stream) on a "design excursion" to Italy. I wondering if any of you have done such a trip and could suggest places or studios that are accessable to visits by students and faculty
What are the interesting locations to visit ?

the duration of the trip planned is for 10 days.

thank you

Dennis
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If you can get in, I'd highly recommend a visit to Pagani's shop (near Modena, Italy).

I suggest Pagani because of the amazing design, process, and final product they create. Also because Horacio Pagani did a visit back to SCAD (maybe in 2004?), when I was there, so I'm guessing he/they are pretty receptive to ID student / colleges, just guessing though. Horacio did a personal Q&A session, brought a car to leave in the ID building for about a week, and a track demo session with said car.

Perfect balance of amazing Italian automaker while being small enough that you might actually be able to score a shop visit.

Then again, I've also heard a thing or two about some Italian car company with a prancing horse logo. That would be a fun visit.
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Fantastic!

I did one of thesewhen I was in school back in the 90's through RISD. Huge perspective changer.

We visited:

Studio Mendini
The Segis factory
The Alessi factory
The Bruno Magli Factory
Continuum Milan
A few glass houses on Murano

and a bunch of other places, I need to look back (find) at my notes and old pics
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thanks guys for the list
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Achille Castiglioni's Studio
Triennale Museum
Fabrica Headquarters
Alpha Romeo Museum
Fiat Museum
Giuseppe Terragni's buildings in Como
Kartell Museum
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