- Sara Azzone, Alberico Guerzoni
The versatility of the designer reveals the complexity and the excitement of the contemporary jewelry landscape. Constantly contaminated by different creative languages, it is the expression of the socio-cultural reality.
Istituto Europeo di Design was founded in 1966 in Milan by Francesco Morelli. For more than fifty years, the IED has been operating in the fields of education and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management.
The Jewelry Design Department at IED Milan fosters a complete and cross-disciplinary education in the contemporary jewelry field. The complex scenario is embraced by opening a dialogue between two apparently distant realities: an intimate and experimental approach and a company-oriented design, both fundamental for jewelry designers.
In this framework the jewel artifact is considered as a multifaceted design object, constantly contaminated by different creative languages as well as by socio-cultural phenomena and occurrencies. Thus, it is a means of communication, aimed at conveying both individual and collective meanings.
The IED approach - based on learning by doing and project culture - provides a balanced mixture of goldsmith skills, design methodology and experimental research.
Students are encouraged to combine tradition and innovation, considering themselves and their personal stories and experience as a precious and unique narrative resource, capable to build their future identity as designers.
During their path, they may profit from different design approaches under the guidance of a faculty of professionals, trained with specific skills in their areas of expertise.
Furthermore, collaborations with galleries, international competitions and events offer the possibility for students to take the first steps in the professional environment.
The school trains students to manage independently the making of a collection, providing them with knowledge and tools to handle the numerous aspects of the design process: concept phase, design, prototyping, production, as well as visual and strategy communication.
Students can benefit from a privileged student/teacher relation thanks to the limited number of participants in a course.
TeachersDepartment head: Giulia Savino
Lecturers: Giulia Savino, Caterina Zanca, Chiara Scarpitti, Federica Sala, Francesca Torri, Maria Grazia Rodi.
Technical teachers: Dario Mambretti, Ubaldo Peveri.
Visiting lecturers: Lavinia Rossetti, Giovanna Canu, Valentina Caprini, Gabi Veit, Biba Schutz.
Exhibition 26 Oct 2019 - 29 Oct 2019 Twelve Plus. Jewelry Design Collective. Final Works From IED Milan and Lucerne School of Art and Design.
Exhibition 24 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019 Artistar Jewels at Milano Jewelry Week 2019.
Exhibition 10 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019 Selected Galleries, Arts & Crafts Collectives, Institutions and Schools at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2019.
Exhibition 19 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019 IED Istituto Europeo di Design. Degree Show 2019.
Exhibition 05 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019 7 artists for 7 days 2019.
Exhibition 10 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019 Creativity Young.
Le Arti OrafeFlorence, Italy
Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery SchoolFlorence, Italy
Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffield, United Kingdom
The 92nd Street Y Jewelry CenterNew York, United States
HDK-Valand Academy of Art and DesignGothenburg, Sweden
Studio SquinaMadrid, Spain
China Academy of ArtHangzhou, China
Hochschule TrierIdar Oberstein, Germany
Design WerkstattFreiburg, Germany
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Artesis Plantijn University CollegeAntwerp, Belgium
Indiana UniversityBloomington, United States
PXL-MAD School of ArtsHasselt, Belgium
Hochschule Düsseldorf, Peter Behrens School of Arts, Applied Art and DesignDüsseldorf, Germany
Shanghai Academy of Fine ArtsShanghai, China
K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery LtdLondon, United Kingdom