Design tours & craft workshops in Europe and around the world
The Tour Studio offers unique travel experiences to fellow design and artisanal craft lovers. Join us for specialised tours and exclusive workshops. Gain access to exceptionally talented individuals and visit some of the best design destinations in the EU.
Scandinavian Design ~ Stockholm to Copenhagen
June 2019 (11 days) REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
Featuring highlights from design capitals Stockholm and Copenhagen, and select destinations in the Swedish countryside, this small group tour includes iconic art, craft and design destinations, showroom floor talks, a 2.5 day hands-on craft workshop, plus studio visits and guided walking tours with local designers and craftspeople.
Textile Weaving Workshop ~ Florence, Italy
Thu May 23 - Fri May 31, 2019 (9 days) REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
A workshop for textile lovers and weavers of all levels. Enjoy a 5 day hands-on weaving workshop with master weaver Patricia Kinsella and visit textile destinations in Florence and Prato.
Milan Design Week
Mon April 16 - Tues April 24, 2018 (9 days)
Experience the excitement of Milan and be part of the world's biggest design event. Spend 5 nights in central Milan visiting curated highlights of the incredible Fuorisalone and Salone del Mobile. Then relax and unwind at Lake Como in the beautiful lakeside town of Bellagio.
Journey to Aotearoa ~ Basketry Weaving Workshop, New Zealand
Fri February 15 - Sat February 23, 2019 (9 days) REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN
Venture to the Pacific oasis of New Zealand and experience its rich indigenous Maori culture and crafts, beautiful sculpture parks and stunning landscape. This trip includes a hands-on harakeke (flax) weaving workshop, guided visits to New Zealand’s leading gallery collections, and day trips to two stunning sculpture parks.
Handwoven Textiles ~ Florence to Perugia, Italy
Thu May 31 - Tues June 12, 2018 (13 days) SOLD OUT - Waiting list only
Thu May 23 - Tues June 4, 2019 (13 days) REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - Limited spaces available
A fabulous tour for textile lovers, designers, weavers and fibre enthusiasts. Enjoy 5 days of hands-on weaving workshops with some of the remaining artisans and textile designers still working in the Italian handmade ‘tessitura a mano’ tradition.
Spend a further 7 days exploring beautiful central Italy, visiting stunning textile studios and exclusive fabric houses in Perugia, regional Tuscany and Florence.
Lithography Workshop ~ Umbria, Italy
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Founded in 1799, Tipografia Grifani Donati is one of the oldest printing houses still operating in Italy, producing fine art prints on vintage 19th and early 20th century machinery. An amazing artisanal print house and incredible working museum, Grifani Donati offer short courses to artists and students of art.
This 6 day workshop includes a 3 day stone lithography course and a day trip to Perugia, visiting two stunning artists’ studios and the Umbrian national gallery.