For its second year, Products of Design will host a special workshop at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in Southwestern France, and we want you to be a part of it. This year's workshop will run for 10 days, inviting participants to immerse themselves in the evolving field of product design.

The Products of Design Summer Program in France offers hands-on, collaborative experience and instruction in rapid sketching, materials investigation, prototyping, iteration, narrative creation and environmental stewardship. In addition to work completed during the days, participants will enjoy opportunities to sight see, socialize with designers from around the world, and attend lectures in the evenings.

If you're a design professional, a student in at least senior standing at an art & design college, or a graduate student in any field, you are invited to apply and hopefully join us for a fun and rigorous week and a half in France, under the leadership of Allan Chochinov and Emilie Baltz.

Want more information on the program? In the coming days we'll be posting Q&As with last year's participants. Please email us at productsofdesign@sva.edu to get your specific questions answered by Summer Program faculty and by former participants who are happy to speak with this year's crop of applicants.

Products of Design Summer Program in France
June 17–27, 2012
Domaine de Boisbuchet, Southwestern France
Tuition: $2,500 (includes room & board)
Applications due: February 10, 2012