The Italian design company Palomar – Compasso d’Oro 2016 – has a proposal for you: short intensive on-line Master Classes, led by internationally renowned Designers on subjects relevant to the contemporary context and future life scenarios.

The Master Classes last 1 week in a group of 20 people maximum and include the ongoing review of each participant’s work in “face to face” mode with the Designer. Only you both!

Guests from disciplines both related and unrelated to the design world will also be able to participate. They will enrich the interpretation of the Master Class subject with original perspectives.

Your project transformed into a product and launched on the international market. How? The project that you will develop during the Master Class can become a product of the Palomar catalogue.

The company – also in cooperation with 150 most prestigious commercial partners in the world *- will evaluate your project and work with you to turn it into a successful market product. You will collect your royalties!

What’s the price for all this? The Master Class is high in quality and in prospects it opens up, but low in costs: only 750.00 Euro(Vat included).

*Here are – among others – the Top Ten Palomar partner stores:
The MoMa Design Store (New York), The Shop at Cooper Hewitt (New York), Galeries Lafayette (Paris), Merci Concept Store (Paris), Urban Outfitters, The Conran Shop, Manufactum, Ginza Bookstores (Tokyo), La Rinascente Supermarket del Design (Milano- Roma), Magasin Du Nord (Paris).


Week 1

The first part of the Master Class involves a presentation of Palomar by the CEO and the Brand managers, who will talk about the values and philosophy of the company, including the presentation of some particularly significant projects and case studies. The company will introduce the Master Class Designer to the participants, who will present his/her work focusing in particular on the design process and its guiding methodology. The Designer will subsequently share the subject of the Master Class, providing a series of ideas and insights on the theme.

On the first day the Master Class objectives will also be established and the various phases that will lead to the definition of the project ideas will be planned.

The second day could include the intervention of an external Guest, who will bring an original point of view regarding the subject covered in the Master Class. Subsequently, the project activities of the individual participants will begin, coordinated by the Master Class Designer according to his/her preferred methods and indications.

The third and fourth day will be dedicated to the development of the individual project activities of each single participant. These activities will be interspersed with verifications, revisions and discussions with the Designer. The Designer will be available to interact with the participants for half of the day.

The last day of the Master Class includes the finalization of the projects developed by the individual participants, their presentation to all participants and brief discussion, coordinated and directed by the Designer.

Week 2 and Week 3

This second part of the Master Class is focused on the project development and its finalization. During two weeks, each participant will be given the opportunity to review, correct and better define his/her project. The Designer will be available to the participant for review and revisions in “face to face” mode, according to a schedule that will be defined over these two weeks.