Digital Manufacturing

Digital Manufacturing - IAMLight

  • Brief launch

  • Basic elements of perception; Exercise, from theory to practice;

  • Peer review and comments + definition and identification of the elements useful for the design concept

  • Company presentation

  • Lecture: Light as design tool

  • Peer review and identification of guidelines for the design concept

  • Lecture: Theory on 3D printing, case studies and exercises

  • Brainstorming + inspirations for research

  • Lecture: Augmenting/ connecting the human body through digital technologies

  • Lecture: Jewellery Design Today

  • Research + Concept definition

  • Shape definition and development for 3D printing

Additional staff




  • Collection development in 3D

  • Finalization of the presentation + prototype check

  • Presentation check (Inspiration, concept, sketches, technical drawings and 3D modelling)

  • Final presentation to Maison 203


The learners were divided into multidisciplinary and transnational groups of 3 (total of 15 students). Suggested group size is 3 learners to ensure a range of knowledge and skills.

The 5 teachers from Polimi had a background in fashion design, wearables, 3D modelling and printing, and lighting design. 

Participating learners presented a range of expertise, from fashion and textile design, design for the fashion system and fashion futures. 

Additional staff included laboratory assistants and and an Italian jewellery brand. 

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“For the theoretical part I think the augmented part was really interesting to find out new ways to discover the body, a new way to improve it without letting technology pass over it.”


Politecnico di Milano


“I really enjoyed the 3D modelling and the theoretical part […] I really find it as an interesting view of how I could take it further in my projects.”


Swedish School of Textiles

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