Locations

We live in the heart of Florence

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Polimoda’s students thrive across three campuses in Florence: the historic Villa Favard, the contemporary Design Lab and a new campus inside the Manifattura Tabacchi. Whether centuries old or ultra-modern, these spaces are hubs of activity, creativity and new ideas that are changing the future of fashion as we know it.

Villa Favard

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Overlooking the Arno River, this magnificent Villa built in 1858 houses lessons in frescoed rooms, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Institute. Students from the entire institute attend classes here, and in the facing ‘Scuderie’ building.

On the lower level of the Villa, students can find The Polimoda Library, the first fashion library in Europe that currently houses 22,000 fashion and photography books and 400 complete collections of magazine archives.

Villa Favard
Via Curtatone 1, Florence, Italy
Open from Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 8.00pm
Ph. +39 055 275061

Design Lab

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Its strategic position in the heart of the Florentine district famous for leather goods and garment production, gives design students at the Lab a proximity to the industry unknown to any other fashion school in the world. Full of fabrics, colours, mannequins and machines, classrooms and technical workshops are equipped with the latest equipment for patternmaking, knitwear, sewing, garment construction and footwear prototyping.

Design Lab
Via Galileo Galilei 31, Scandicci, Florence, Italy
Open from Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 8.30pm
Ph. +39 055 2750840

Manifattura Tabacchi

Nestled in the western stretch of Florence’s central district, the Manifattura Tabacchi, a 1940s feat of Italian rationalist architecture, is currently undergoing extensive renovation to become a new urban hub for Florentine contemporary culture and life. Among its novel occupants will rise Polimoda’s third branch, a 6000 square-meter space set to house classrooms, photographic studios, art rooms, pattern making, tailoring and knitwear workshop spaces, computer labs and a state-of-the-art auditorium. With inauguration day set for 2019, a portion of the building complex is currently operative as a new location for Polimoda courses and workshops.

Manifattura Tabacchi
Via delle Cascine 35, Florence, Italy
Open from Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 8.30pm
Ph. +39 335 1322139

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