History of Design Course in Milan

Company : Scuola Leonardo da Vinci
Duration: 1 week to 4 weeks
Approx Costs: 100 to 500 € Euro

The course tells the story of industrial design from its origins, to more recent times, through the main people and movements that have marked the history of modern world design.

Students will have the opportunity to analyze the most famous creations, from the 'Lambretta' scooter, to the lamps of Giò Ponti, from the Bauhaus to magazines of the sector, with a focus on current Italian design.

A historical retracing of the development of design, provides a study of the historical, social and economic context of the movements which have marked history from the year 1900. After gaining a general knowledge of the international processes of the development of industrial design, the teaching will focus on the Italian experience and its contemporary development in space and architectural design.

The course will also analyze concepts of form, series, type, standard and system, in relation to the developments dealt with in the course.


Course Program:

  • From production by craftsmen to industrial production
  • From manufacture to industry. The transition phase: Wedgwood and Thonet
  • William Morris and the Arts & Crafts
  • Design, Standard, Series
  • Peter Behrens e la AEG
  • Walter Gropius e la Bauhaus
  • The Fiat case
  • Dante Giacosa and the 500
  • Vespa Piaggio and the Lambretta Scooter.
  • Marcello Nizzoli and Olivetti
  • Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
  • Franco Albini
  • Giò Ponti
  • Marco Zanuso
  • Ettore Sottsass jr.
  • Bruno Munari
  • Enzo Mari
  • The 'Triennale', magazines of the sector, the Golden Compass and the ADI



  • Duration: min. 1 week
  • Lessons: 6
  • Participants: min. 2 participants; if there should be only one participant, she/he will get 4 lessons instead of 6 lessons in 1 week, 9 lessons instead of 12 lessons in 2 weeks and 18 lessons instead of 24 lessons in 4 weeks.



  • 1 week / 6 lessons: €165
  • Additional Week: €140

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