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.


Upcoming Tours

Scandinavian Design ~ Stockholm to Copenhagen

Tues June 11 - Fri June 21, 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 - 1 place left

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.

 

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.

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

Thu May 23 - Tues June 4, 2019 (13 days)  REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - Limited places 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.