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ABOUT US

Study, learn, experiment without limits or boundaries

ABOUT US

Study, learn, experiment without limits or boundaries

LAO invented and tested a way of learning that puts the accent on the anti-conventional reworking of traditional procedures and techniques, combining knowledge of craftsmanship with contemporary concepts, exploring the creative use of traditional materials and introducing completely innovative alternatives

This totally new way of teaching has become a model for many people, contributing to the founding of many other schools, not only in Italy, and has been rewarded by the arrival in Florence of hundreds of students from all over the world.

The school was founded in 1985 by Giò Carbone, a goldsmith and supporter of the free circulation of ideas, of complex synergies and the disinterested exchange of ideas.

LAO was the first school in Italy dedicated to contemporary jewellery, and from the start encouraged and promoted a way of learning that made the most of technical and professional skills, combined with artistic research and contemporary design.

The school was founded in 1985 by Giò Carbone, a goldsmith and supporter of the free circulation of ideas, of complex synergies and the disinterested exchange of ideas.

LAO was the first school in Italy dedicated to contemporary jewellery, and from the start encouraged and promoted a way of learning that made the most of technical and professional skills, combined with artistic research and contemporary design.

The functions, meanings and social customs of jewellery have evolved in a surprising manner since the 1970s, with the advent of artists and goldsmiths who have carried out their research into contemporary jewellery.

The way of teaching, studying and communicating the world of jewellery has changed, as have the working processes and the very way of wearing jewellery.

LAO has always been instrumental in this constant evolution: a place of innovation and experimentation, always a step ahead, thanks to the visionary approach and freedom which have always distinguished this school, which is now one of the most important in Europe.

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The school has also always stood out due to its intensive work in promoting jewellery culture in the widest sense of the expression. For many years it has organized exhibitions, conferences and meetings on themes related to research jewellery.
From 2000 to 2005 LAO ran a gallery dedicated to jewellery research, and organized many personal and collective exhibitions with important artists on the international scene.

In 2005 the school launched the PREZIOSA CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY project, an exhibition project which over the years has presented the work of the most significant jeweller-artists from the 1970s to the present.

Over the years, the PREZIOSA project has taken on different dimensions and a different format, to become Florence Jewellery Week.

LAO is an accredited Training Agency in Europe and and an Authorized Institution for Erasmu Projects

The school has also always stood out due to its intensive work in promoting jewellery culture in the widest sense of the expression. For many years it has organized exhibitions, conferences and meetings on themes related to research jewellery.
From 2000 to 2005 LAO ran a gallery dedicated to jewellery research, and organized many personal and collective exhibitions with important artists on the international scene.

In 2005 the school launched the PREZIOSA CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY project, an exhibition project which over the years has presented the work of the most significant jeweller-artists from the 1970s to the present.

Over the years, the PREZIOSA project has taken on different dimensions and a different format, to become Florence Jewellery Week.

LAO is an accredited Training Agency in Europe and and an Authorized Institution for Erasmu Projects

FLORENCE JEWELLERY WEEK
Ogni anno l'approccio artistico al complesso tema del gioiello viene esplorato attraverso un concetto specifico e con la selezione di artisti della scena internazionale.
28 APRILE - 2 MAGGIO