Founded in 1995 by Luca Solari, in recent years SOA has developed so much as to become a fundamental point of reference in our country for all those who want to cultivate goldsmithing to make it a profession, but also for all amateurs who want it practice out of pure passion.
Today the School has three locations in Milan, with 92 workstations, 24 different courses and 35 teachers.
In 2023, having become a partner of the Maison BUCCELLATI, one of the greatest excellences of Italian and world High Jewellery, the School is honored to train its workers. The excellence of teaching has led SOA to collaborate with the most important names in the world of jewelry, developing partnerships in Italy and abroad with large companies, universities, foundations and institutions. Cited by Altagamma as the best goldsmith school in Italy, it has placed hundreds of young people in national and foreign manufacturers and supported all students interested in opening their own businesses or taking over family businesses.
The secret of this success lies in the careful mix of cutting-edge training, small numbers (maximum 4/5 students per teacher) and the pursuit of excellence in a family atmosphere in the name of comfort and safety.
Offices are excellently positioned in central areas, close to trains and subways and therefore easily accessible.
It should be remembered that the SOA offices, through the SOA Lab & Factory, offer a full-time co-working service at very affordable prices; for these reasons co-working is in great demand by students and ex-students, some of whom open their own company within the headquarters itself.