This year's Project Track in Design of Products and Systems for Circular Economy, focusing on "Human-centered design for sustainable lights and spaces" has Salvatore Ferragamo Foundation as sponsoring partner. The company is interested in investigating the new generation of temporary commercial spaces -pop-up stores- in line with the principles of the circular economy, that enhance and integrate innovative, biodegradable, compostable, and recycled materials, strengthening its brand identity.
Within this context, on March 15th #SOS8 Master's students visited the Salvatore Ferragamo archive and headquarters in Osmannoro, Sesto Fiorentino.
The visit started with the tour of the Salvatore Ferragamo Archive by Stefania Ricci - Director of the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum - together with Francesca Coronella - Education Specialist, Communication Coordinator and Archivist for Fondazione Ferragamo.
The students were then guided through the Manovia, the prototyping and production department for capsule collection shoes, where they had the unique chance to observe the artisans at work.