Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) student, Isabella Jorgensen was grateful for the “amazing opportunity” the Annemarie and Arturo Gandioli-Fumagalli Foundation offered her through the Scholarship.
“During November 2018 I undertook a Milan-Melbourne Exchange Program-supported internship at award winning Italian industrial design studio, We Don’t Design in Milan for three months. The studio is directed by the talented Francesco Meneghello and is a multidisciplinary company specialising in innovative solutions to furniture, lighting and interior designs.
“Throughout my three months with We Don’t Design, I spent most of my time working alongside and assisting Francesco on a range of projects. These included wallpaper designs for a well-known Italian wallpaper company and customisable restaurant furniture for a Venetian architect commissioning a hospitality complex north of Milan.
“This amazing opportunity to live and work in Milan has had an incredibly positive impact on my design work and studies. I was able to not only improve existing capabilities, but also developed new skillsets. Additionally, the scholarship provided me with an invaluable understanding of how to thrive in an unfamiliar environment. This is something that I believe to be beneficial for self-growth and professional advancement.”