Italy, Rome

Industrial Design

when 13 July 2015 - 26 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 8 ECTS
fee EUR 1490

This summer, the most innovative exponents in the fields of new design scenario share their creative process with students in practice-based workshops that have been developed specially for Quasar Summer School.


Our hands-on, free-style and interdisciplinary seminars pull in curious, ambitious and talented students as well as professionals from all over the world for an intense and unique period of research, exchange and enjoyment in a refreshing and inspiring environment like Rome city
If you are a designer seeking to broaden your competences and find inspiration, then our workshops are designed for you.

Quasar Summer School integrates innovative design into the splendid setting of ancient city of Rome.
We invest in a culture that respects the past and builds for the future, research into a sustainable relationship between the artisan technical and the innovative method and offer a creative environment for people of all cultures to share.
The new trend of self-production can therefore become the main way for the new generation of young designers.

Course includes
Contemporary Design in Italy
Introduction to Self Made Design
Analysis of economical and cultural scenario
Artisan and craftsmanship
Developing 2D Concepts into 3D Prototypes
Introduction to branding and communication strategy
Introduction to Social Media Marketing

Course leader

Course leader: Larch. Luca Leonori

Luca Leonori
Is the founder of ‘Graphite design’, a team of architects specializing in industrial, graphic and interior design. Since 1990 he has been engaged in educational activities at Rome’s renowned Quasar Ins

Target group

This course is aimed at current product designer students or new professionals who wish to enrich their design experience in great city Rome. Studio sessions will be supported by artisanal workshop visits and tour of the city. Rome it's a place where tradition, new technologies and craftsmanship coexist.

Entry criteria
To attend this practical course participants must have
completed a bachelot degree in industrial/product design or have at least two years product industry experience.

Course aim

In a saturated market of industrial products, the self-produced design is becoming increasingly popular. The product categories are varied and range from decorative items to those for the person, the result of the creativity and the work of designers who manage the entire design process, from the definition of the idea until its production and distribution.
A new phenomenon now at the center of the debates of the international design week, a niche less known and less reviewed, but definitely very productive.
The self-production, of theoretically constitutes a kind of affirmation of autonomy in practice often results in a real self-promotional strategy, with which the young designers trying to get in touch with the industry. Other times it is rather a step towards forms of production handled precisely, between crafts and small series, is emerging as a figure of designer / craftsman or designer / entrepreneur. Moving ever by a renewed interest in the manual and direct experimentation on the subject, the self-production can therefore become the main way for young designers.

Credits info

8 ECTS
Upon successful completion you will receive a certificate to say you have attended and achieved a level of attainment expected by our academic staff. If you wish to receive credit for your time in the UK you will need to arrange this with your faculty at home before you attend. NTU can supply module specifications to assist in calculating a credit equivalency. As a guide the summer programme is equivalent to 4 ECTS per week.

Fee info

EUR 1490: The fee for participants is fixed at 1500,00€ that include all course cost, city tours, cost for maquette and prototyping.