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SACI Without Limits Students Visit Dainese Museum, D-Air Lab

Students in SACI's Without Limits course visit the Dainese Museum and Dainese's D-Air Lab

SACI students recently had the opportunity to visit the Dainese Museum and Dainese’s D-Air Lab in Vicenza, Italy. The trip took place on January 11, 2019 as part of the Without Limits interdisciplinary design course. The class visited the museum and D-Air Lab at the beginning of the term in order to discuss the objectives of SACI's collaboration with Dainese with Dainese's Product Manager and get a close up look at the materials and processes used in Dainese's innovative design technology and protective wear. CEO of D-Air Lab Vittorio Cafaggi, Guillermo Trotti, president of architectural and industrial design firm Trotti & Associates and member of SACI's Board of Trustees, and SACI President Steven Brittan accompanied the students and faculty members on a tour of the spaces.

Without Limits is a unique, interdisciplinary design course developed in collaboration with Dainese's D-Air Lab and MIT's Agelab. The course challenges students to rethink fashion while simultaneously integrating protective technologies for the aging population. Students are exposed to the research and development conducted by Dainese and MIT's Agelab, and apply research, design and entrepreneurial thinking to develop their ideas towards the realization of protective clothing for the elderly.

Founded in 1972 by Lino Dainese, Dainese is a world leader in designing advanced protective wear for motorcycling, mountain biking, winter sports, and equestrian use, for both competition and leisure. In 2007, the company acquired premium manufacturer AGV, an Italian motorcycle helment firm known for its use of innovative designs and materials. Dainese and AGV protective products showcase some of the most innovative technologies in action sports and are used by the world’s top athletes.

Learn more about Interdisciplinary Collaborations at SACI.


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