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IED Istituto Europeo di Design

Published: 21.10.2019
IED Milano building.
IED Milano building

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Intro
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.
 

Teachers

Department 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.
 

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2019:
Exhibition  24 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019  Artistar Jewels at Milano Jewelry Week 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.
Jewellery workshop.
Jewellery workshop

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Haoying Li. Necklace: Never Never Land, 2018. Gold plated silver, lurex.. Photo by: Zheng Yu. Haoying Li
Necklace: Never Never Land, 2018
Gold plated silver, lurex.

Photo by: Zheng Yu
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Lina Al Jazzar. Brooch: Shame, 2018. Opal, gold leaf, silver, steel.. Photo by: Federica Vuolo. From series: Nesas. Lina Al Jazzar
Brooch: Shame, 2018
Opal, gold leaf, silver, steel.

Photo by: Federica Vuolo
From series: Nesas
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Rings by Francesca Michelini, from the series The Limitless Limit, 2018.
Material: brass, silver, gold plated steel wire, rubber band, acrylics, enamel.
Video by: Alessandro Radaelli.

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Beatrice Marini. Brooch: Experiment #4 and edition piece: Invisible Made Visible, 2018. Gold plated silver, microbial leather, silk thread covered with gold.. Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli. Beatrice Marini
Brooch: Experiment #4 and edition piece: Invisible Made Visible, 2018
Gold plated silver, microbial leather, silk thread covered with gold.
Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli
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Giada Pirovano. Brooch: Silence Talk, 2018. Plastic, stainless steel, silver.. Photo by: Mateo D’Agostino. Giada Pirovano
Brooch: Silence Talk, 2018
Plastic, stainless steel, silver.
Photo by: Mateo D’Agostino
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Francesca Michelini. Ring: The Limitless Limit, 2018. Brass, silver, gold plated steel wire, rubber band, acrylics, enamel.. Photo by: Matteo D’agostino. Francesca Michelini
Ring: The Limitless Limit, 2018
Brass, silver, gold plated steel wire, rubber band, acrylics, enamel.
Photo by: Matteo D’agostino
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Matteo Riboni. Piece: Awareness, 2018. Silver, Glebanite.. Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli. Rings, earrings, brooches and body ornaments. Matteo Riboni
Piece: Awareness, 2018
Silver, Glebanite.
Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli
Rings, earrings, brooches and body ornaments
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Xiner Wang. Earrings: Trapped in a Crowd, 2017. Concrete, silver.. Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli. Xiner Wang
Earrings: Trapped in a Crowd, 2017
Concrete, silver.
Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli
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Lina Al - Jazzar. Brooch: Maut, 2017. Sea urchin skeleton, silver, swarovski.. Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli. Lina Al - Jazzar
Brooch: Maut, 2017
Sea urchin skeleton, silver, swarovski.
Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli
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Lisa Marcolongo. Necklace: Memento Mei Rufus, 2017. Resin, hair, gold plated silver.. Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli. Lisa Marcolongo
Necklace: Memento Mei Rufus, 2017
Resin, hair, gold plated silver.
Photo by: Federico Cavicchioli
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