Communications Design professor William Padgett sends in this round-up of an intense field study weekend in Milan with the Florence Design students:
“In its inaugural semester, the Syracuse University Florence Design Program students visited the Milan design office of Continuum and the Jozeph Forakis Design studio. Armed with 48-hour transit passes, 16 students and three professors traversed Milan, visiting many design venues. At the Triennial Museum, SUF Design professor Federico Carandini delivered an insightful and inspiring guided tour of an Italian classic furniture design exhibit followed by professor Ingrid Lamminpää leading the students through a dazzling exhibition of Italian women designers.
Crossing the city to the Rinascente Department store, they browsed through the Italian Designer floor, which was like walking through a catalogue of Italian design classics. They later explored several famous Milan streets to see some of the best Italian furniture showrooms, fashion venues and, of course, they stopped to check out the Duomo di Milano.”