Giovanni Ottonello
Professor, Art Director of the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Giovanni Ottonello specializes in fashion. According to the expert, for a young specialist in design or fashion, it is now important to identify yourself, but you should not forget about the general trends of the industry. "In Italy, we attach great importance to textiles," says Giovanni Ottonello. — Numerous companies located near the Lake Como made Italian textiles famous throughout the world. Therefore, it was here where we decided to open one of the departments of Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in order to maintain strong ties with enterprises in this region, and also so that our students can visit factories and see all the stages of the production process with their own eyes. "

Studying at Istituto Europeo di Design is very different from the classical academic world. This educational institution opens up exceptional perspectives in the ever-changing art of design, allows you to achieve a lifestyle that is recognized worldwide as Made in Italy. "Learning by doing" educational approach is an opportunity to go beyond the classroom and transfer to leading design studios and industrial enterprises. The special department of the IED, Business Hub is renowned for its high level of student employment, thanks to its close collaboration with Milan Salone del Mobile and Milan Fashion Week.