Italy has been at the forefront of the design world for over 100 years, with countless works making their way into the design pantheon. This two-day course reveals the artists and designers behind these iconic objects and discusses how Italy became a leading influence on the post-war scene. Highlights will include key designers of the twentieth century, including Gio Ponti, Carlo Mollino and Ettore Sottsass, along with an interactive session discussing and handling objects included in the Christie’s Italian sale.
Over the two days, morning theory sessions will be complemented by afternoon visits to national collections, including an exclusive handling session with a curator at the V&A Museum, to highlight some of the pivotal designers that have contributed to Italy’s rich design history. As part of the learning experience, there will be an opportunity to attend the Christie’s Italian sale on 4 October..
What you will learn
- The key elements in Italian art and design from the early twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty first century
- The history and architecture that had a major impact on the evolution of Italian design
- The major pieces, the designers and their influence on the overall design world