Resign Academy

Resign Academy is an itenant school of creativity experimentation of the duration of the 3 weeks.

The finality is auto-production of one or more elements of indoor or outdoor furniture. The place and the production modalities vary every time, and the attendants follow a 1 week theorical formation, followe by 2 weeks of practical work that take place in one of the involved ateliers. In every Resign Academy there are important guests_ designers,  journalists, critics or artists nationally and internationally known, that develop together with the students new considerations that will take form later in the workshop.

“A stand-out presence in the Italian design panorama, founders Andrea Magnani and Giovanni Delvecchio define Resign as not just a design collective, but also as a methodology “for all the designers who believe in magic and symbolic value of things.” After graduating from ISIA in Faenza, the pair began collaborating with local companies, as well as national design institutions and universities, always following their dream of joining highly intellectual concepts with innovative approaches toward craftsmanship. Keywords such as sharing, symbolic capital and sustainability have led them to create a series of playfully conceptual unique and semi-unique objects. Their performances—like randomly abandoning their objects in front of doors, ringing the bell, running away and observing people’s reactions—have gotten them some attention too. At the heart of their signature technique is a workshop element, what they call a “Bottega 2.0″ model based on the work of sharing knowledge and creating dense relationships. The tactic is one of the reasons why they’ve also launched the Resign Academy, aimed at creating relationships and generating ideas in a sort of amusingly monkish isolation.” Paolo Ferrarini,, July 2010.


Second edition, Faenza 2010
Guests: Odoardo Fioravanti, Paolo Ulian, Stefano Caggiano and Massimiliano Adami


Francesco Maestri – Rabdicanti | Resign Academy second edition | Faenza 2010


Binomio| Resign Academy second edition | Faenza 2010

Take away Jill

Take away Gill| Resign Academy second edition | Faenza 2010

First edition, Verona 2009
Guests: Soprappensiero, Stefano Caggiano, Joe Velluto and Dorothy Gray

MarinaRenzi(1)Marina Renzi – 50-50 | Resign Academy first edition | Verona 2009
FuoriluogoMattia Menegatti – Fuoriluogo | Resign Academy first edition | Verona 2009
LaFrancesco Pace – Essa | Resign Academy first edition | Verona 2009



Resign Academy è una scuola itinerante di sperimentazione creativa della durata di 3 settimane.

La finalità è l’autoproduzione di uno o più elementi per l’arredo interno o esterno.I luoghi di incontro e le modalità di produzione cambiano ogni volta e i ragazzi seguono un corso di formazione teorica di una settimana circa, seguita da quella pratica, all’interno dei laboratori o delle botteghe coinvolte.
In ogni Resign Academy vi sono ospiti importanti: designer, giornalisti, critici o artisti di fama nazionale e internazionale, che sviluppano insieme agli studenti nuove riflessioni che prenderanno forma successivamente in laboratorio.