Five SCAD furniture design graduate students will participate in the first-ever study abroad program between Italy and the U.S.
Ana Gomez, Chia Wei Sun, Jonathan Anderson, Lonnie Coulter, Timothy Luscher and furniture department chair Antonio Larosa will spend three weeks, April 22-May 15, visiting prominent design firms and attending trade shows.
The design workshop is offered by POLI.design, a consortium of the Politecnico di Milano that blends theory and practice.
The Italian Trade Commission offers learning programs with institutions in more than 80 countries worldwide. The design workshop aims to introduce students to contemporary Italian furniture design by a practical and economical approach.
SCAD is the first university from the United States to participate in the program, which comes at no additional cost to the students.
The program is the sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission and the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.