Coffee table prototype

Two classes of Sustainable design with their  professor  Marco Sorito worked on the project of a small glass coffee table. A student’s project (Ana Martha Salinas Villagomez – Industrial Design major) was chosen by  VETRERIA DURGONI, a glassmaker company with over 50 years experience in manufacturing glass for interior design and product design,  to be produced as prototype in their…

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Architecture and Community in Bologna

by Petia Stoykova Maintaining an awareness of our surroundings is especially important in the work of a designer because it helps us orient ourselves in the world. We found out about different approaches to understanding and handling space during a field trip to Bologna, where we explored the architectural studio of Mario Cucinella and the…

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Mario Cucinella Architects special lesson for our LdM students

On February 23 the class of Sustainable Architecture by Prof. Andrea Parigi visited the office “Mario Cucinella Architects” with 10 students. The architect Alberto Bruno explained a couple of very interesting projects: The Nido d’infanzia Guastalla (http://www.mcarchitects.it/project/nido-d-infanzia-guastalla) and the Kuwait School in Gaza (http://www.mcarchitects.it/project/palestine-school) Two projects in which the attention towards sustainability and innovation of the architectonic…

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Interior Design meets Fashion

Have you ever wondered what it’s like for creatives from different fields to work together? Luckily, LdM is big on an interdisciplinary approach to learning. So when the students of Interior Design were asked to redesign the school’s Fashion Department, it was an opportunity welcomed by all. Even though, or maybe because, it is one…

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Secret design of Palazzo Vecchio

Can a tour of Palazzo Vecchio provide us with insight about interior design? Turns out it definitely can and those of us who participated in the tour of the building’s many hidden passages and secret rooms can attest to having discovered an unexpected thing or two about the changing needs and mentalities of urban dwellers….

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