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Lecturers for the Year 22-23

Our Lecturers are Design Professionals with a rich experience in teaching. Their projects have had a huge impact in the world of Design.

They are international and open-minded.

They are part of a cohesive group, always keen to discuss the educational offer and to provide new learning opportunities to their beloved students.

Course Leader

Carlo Forcolini

Born in 1947 and graduated in 1969 from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. From 1975 to 1979 he worked for ICF De Padova and in parallel he started to collaborate with Vico Magistretti, one of the masters of Italian Design. From 1978 to 1984 he lived in London and in that period he was among the founders of Alias and Director of Artemide G.B. In 1992 he founded Nemo with Cassina, and in 1999 Forcolini.Lab. In 2005 he founded Oylight. Over the years he designed for Alias, Artemide, BBB Bonacina, De Padova, Caimi Brevetti, Cassina, Gervasoni, Luceplan, Luci Italia, Joint, OY light, Pomellato and Zumtobel. From 2001 to 2007 he was National President of ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale). In 2007 he was a member of the Italian Design Council and since 2008 he is a member of the ADI Design Jury. From 2009 to 2016 he was Scientific Director, Ceo and Vice President of IED. In 2018 he is appointed by MIBAC member of the Study Commission for the identification of public policies to support and develop Design, and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he is appointed Ambassador of Italian design in the world. Since 2017 he is Scientific Director of Raffles Milano. In 2020 he was awarded the Compasso d'Oro alla Carriera. His projects are in the collections of the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, the Design Museum of the Triennale di Milano and the ADI Compasso d'Oro Collection. He has exhibited in Madrid, Los Angeles, London, Hamburg, Cologne, Tokyo, Sydney, Santiago the Chile, Moscow, Oslo, Naples, Milan, Toronto and Brussels. Commissione di studio per l’individuazione di politiche pubbliche di supporto e sviluppo al Design, e dal Ministero degli Esteri Ambasciatore del design italiano nel mondo. Dal 2017 è Direttore Scientifico di Raffles Milano. Nel 2020 ha ricevuto il Compasso d’Oro alla Carriera. Suoi progetti sono nelle collezioni del Cooper Hewitt Museum di New York, nel Museo delle Arti decorative di Parigi, nel Museo del Design della Triennale di Milano e nella Collezione del Compasso d’Oro ADI. Ha esposto a Madrid, Los Angeles, Londra, Amburgo, Colonia, Tokyo, Sidney, Santiago, Mosca, Oslo, Napoli, Milano, Toronto e Bruxelles 

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