THE PROJECTS FROM THE COURSE Discover all the works

The projects
Made in Samsung Maestros Academy@IED

The first Master's Course in Innovative Craftsmanship organised by Samsung and IED has come to an end. During the course, thanks to the combination of digital fabrication and craftsmanship tradition, students were able to create numerous outstanding projects and a wealth of innovative visions for the environments of the future.
During the 400 hours of lessons, the students were monitored and assisted by professionals from the sector, who helped them devise and create their own projects, able to compete on the global market and transmit the values of the Made-in-Italy culture.

Everywhere office by Stefania Mancini

Everywhere office by Stefania Mancini

A girl from the Marche region that has never forgotten the craftsmanship tradition of her local area, while always keeping an eye on the future and on leading-edge technologies.
These two approaches blend smoothly into Travelling Office, a project devised for those accustomed to working on the move all the time: a portable desk with a sophisticated design and all the quality associated with creations Made in Italy. On the one hand, the CAD modelling of the prototype and the laser cutting of the materials; on the other, the painstaking construction and the skilled craftsmanship of the assembly: these are the secrets behind a manageable object with a functional design, 100% Made in Italy.

With a wooden framework covered in leather and equipped with a power bank, able to contain documents and technological devices, this is the response to the needs of tomorrow's workforce.

SKi-iNG by Umberto Gallina

SKi-iNG by Umberto Gallina

From a passion for skiing and for project design comes SKi-iNG: a wearable device linked up with smartphones, able to collect the most important sensitive data, such as descent speed and time. Digital fabrication becomes a support for all sportsmen and women seeking to improve their performance in safety, thanks to invisible technology.

The project, organised into several stages, begins with a plug-in that can be integrated into snowshoes or worn on the wrist and is equipped with an RFID antenna for recharging lift passes.

Further sensors can subsequently be incorporated into technical equipment for more accurate monitoring of the movements and efforts made during sports activity and to collect different types of data in order to sketch out a skier behaviour pattern.

Smart helmet by Luca Adamo

Smart helmet by Luca Adamo

A frequent biker, with a love for technology at the service of the urban community. Inspired by his greatest passions, he has created Raw Helmet, a smart helmet with a simple design, created using the prototyping processes typical of Digital Fabrication.

The helmet of the future is not only equipped with a light at the front, but also with LED lights that indicate the bike is about to turn without the biker having to raise his/her arm, and a light at the back to warn those behind if the biker has to brake suddenly.
It is also equipped with a bluetooth system that links the buttons positioned on the handlebar to the LED arrows located on the side of the helmet as position lights, and is also able to indicate deceleration.

The helmet can be linked up to the wearer's smartphone: vocal navigation, adjustment of the colour of the LED lights, sending of an automatic text message to a predefined number in the event of an accident, plus other functions to make the road a safer place for everyone.

Paper chic by Cristel Isabel Marcon

Paper chic by Cristel Isabel Marcon

A young jewels designer seeking to bring fresh value to the Made-in-Italy concept, with a novel combination of luxury and technology, bringing Italian craftsmanship skills together with latest-generation 2.0 digital fabrication processes.

Paper chic thus becomes a self-produced series of wearable smart jewels inspired by the world of Haute Couture, able to transmit emotions and sensations by interacting with the most modern devices.

Thanks to the angular, geometric shapes created by embedding two-dimensional paper modules into one another, the shifting shape of each piece of jewellery is made up of a 3D sculpture that can be put together in endless different ways.

A project for a jewel that engages the client right from the early stages, from the choice of the desired shape and the weight of the paper. Thanks to NFC, Paper Chic is able to astound the wearer time after time, with colour effects that adapt effortlessly to every outfit, to every emotion.