Fashion and Design in the heart of Tuscany
Istituto Modartech is a contemporary school in a unique area. Located in Tuscany where Vespa and italian design were born, near the historical and artistic town of Florence.
Modartech Institute is located in a unique territory. A reality of recognized excellence in the national university scenery, in the centre of Tuscan, among the historical artistic centres of Florence and Pisa, the only institute situated in the area that from the coast goes to the capital, close to the most important cities as Lucca and Leghorn: at Pontedera, where the Vespa and the design Made in Italy were born.
A perfect concentration of highly specialized leather companies compose the Leather Industrial District of S. Croce sull’Arno, the full process from tanning to the finished top quality leather. The Footwear District of Castelfranco, with manufacturing companies which design and produce shoes for the most important international fashion brand, and the Textile & Apparel District of Empoli, famous worldwide for the hand made quality of coats, raincoats, outerwear and leather garments, furthermore the Hi-Tech District “Arno Valley” where universities, research centers and IT companies work on robotics, rapid prototyping, web solutions, innovative materials.
Thanks to its uniqueness, this is a very attractive environment for companies, designers and students from all over the world.
The administrative office and the teaching laboratories where courses are held, are in Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 7, in Pontedera. Travel is easy because of convenient road connections to main centres and the college is only feew minutes on foot from the railway station. The town is also located between two international airports.
The collaboration with institutions, companies, excellences of the territory – the Institute of Bio robotics of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, the Piaggio Foundation, the G. Gronchi Library – led to the creation of a Training Centre for Creative Disciplines at Pontedera, point of reference in the design, cultural, innovation and research area.