Artisan, craft & design tours 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 artisans and visit some of the best design destinations in the EU.
Milan Design Week
Mon April 16 - Tues April 24, 2018 (9 days) BOOKINGS NOW OPEN
Covered in all the design magazines and blogs, experience the excitement of Milan for yourself, 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 stunning Lake Como in the beautiful lakeside town of Bellagio.
More information and itinerary coming soon. Register your interest and receive announcements about this tour.
Textile Weaving Workshop ~ Umbria, Italy
Sun May 14 - Sun May 21, 2017 (8 days)
Are you a textile/fibre/craft lover, a textile designer, or a beginner/intermediate weaver? Imagine a week immersing yourself in a friendly and relaxed Italian community atmosphere, participating in hands-on weaving workshops at Tela Umbra on traditional floor looms and visiting local art and craft hotspots.
With apartment-style accommodation in the small town of Citta di Castello, this tour is all about living like a local and experiencing an authentic Umbrian town, while learning traditional Italian weaving skills from experienced craftspeople.
In addition to five half-day Tela Umbra workshops, we’ll venture out to two stunning studios, the Umbrian national gallery in Perugia, a private tour of an exclusive fabric house in Anghiari, and visit an amazing artisanal print house in Citta di Castello.
This workshop is limited to 5 participants, so tutelage is specific and tailored.
Handwoven Textiles ~ Perugia to Florence, Italy
Thu May 31 - Tues June 12, 2018 (13 days) SOLD OUT - Waiting list only
A fabulous tour for textile lovers, designers, weavers, fibre and craft enthusiasts. Enjoy 5 days of hands-on weaving workshops with some of the few 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
Sun May 14 - Fri May 19, 2017 (6 days)
Founded in 1799, Tipografia Grifani Donati is one of the oldest printing houses still operating in Italy, producing fine prints on vintage 19th and early 20th century machinery. An amazing artisanal print house and incredible working museum, Grifani Donati offer short courses in lithography to artists and students of art.
Located within the quaint Umbrian town of Citta di Castello, this workshop includes a 3 day stone lithography course and a day trip to Perugia, visiting two stunning artists’ studios and the Umbrian national gallery.
Each workshop is limited to 4 participants.