Interior Design

Major in Interior Design

Three years courses - Milan

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The Interior Designer works on design projects in different environments: first and foremost is the domestic household area, private and collective living spaces, public spaces (airports, ports, stations), public service areas (banks, post offices, hospitals, schools, museums and exhibition spaces); places for consumers (shops, bars, hotels) and lastly open spaces (squares, courtyards, and playgrounds).

Professional Profiles: The career potential of an Interior Designer includes: the design of furniture systems; interior home decorating; interior public spaces dedicated to social, cultural, education, care and hospitality centers; urban furnishings, preparing fairs and temporary events; exhibit design. The Interior Designer can also propose to work as a general designer, CAD designer of interiors, or as a technician in the physical and virtual modeling of spaces.

The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF)

This Course is held also in: Barcelona -  Rome - 
  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2016
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    English

Interior Design is an articulated system where design elements such as space, the lighting design, materials, color schemes and furnishings all work together.

It’s necessary that the Interior Designer takes into consideration all the elements of design according to the specific space in question, the level of living standards and sales goals, of the lighting and furnishings, sectors which are undergoing major adjustments following changes in behavioral habits and environmental considerations.

During the first year of the course in Interior Design the student acquires knowledge of the tools used to perceive changes in objects and the capacity to generate a design project: the preliminary ideas are put on paper, verified using the computer and three dimensional programs, according to the model. In addition, he gains understanding of the historical context of the project, relations across different fields of art, fashion, communication, and architectural design. Regarding the technological area, the student learns about materials, both natural and artificial, and the finishing processes used, with particular attention given to the perception of the surface material.

The second year involves a deeper understanding of the instrumental issues, cultural and technical, developed during the first year. In addition, new areas of investigation and know how are introduced in order to complete and expand the student’s horizons. Students apply their knowledge and skills through the design of an industrial project, spacial systems and services, in both the private and social areas, experiencing at the project level all the areas in which a designer is required to operate.

The third year concerns delving further into cultural aspects of increasing complexity, and one becomes familiar with the latest tools for working with and communicating about the project with others. The project design portion becomes the main theme and the students learn to manage independently the development of a project. The students are pushed to become independent operators, to be able to make choices rationally and coherently, to relate their work before a committee and to assume precise responsibilities.

The Bachelor Degree in Interior Design is recognized by MIUR as an Academic Diploma Level I

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IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Valentina Anzoise

Valentina Anzoise
Degree in Sociology, she earned a Ph.D. in Information Society at the University of Milano-Bicocca. Currently, she is Associate Researcher at the European Centre for Living Technology (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice). Research interests: Qualitative methodologies, Visual and Cultural Studies, Knowledge Society, Innovation and Sustainability.  LinkedIn: http://it.linkedin.com/pub/valentina-anzoise/10/39b/258

Federica Bosoni

Federica Bosoni
Federica Bosoni, graduated in "Architettura d’Interni" at IED Milano, worked as graphic designer and interior designer. Since 2006 she collaborates with IED and she is coordinator of English language Product Design and Interior Design courses. She teaches "Design Methods" in the English language Interior Design Course.

Marina Botta

Marina Botta
Architect, PhD (Politecnico, Milano and KTH, Stockholm) and Environmental Designer (MIT, Boston). Researcher on building and urban renovation with respect for the existing and sustainability. She has cooperated with several universities, public housing authorities and Stockholm planning office. To IED students she proposes a design approach based on the awareness of the environmental issues. Sito Web: www.marinabotta.se Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marina-botta/12/650/16b

Anna Costella

Anna Costella
Graduated in Architecture in 1994 and the Master in Design and Management from the Politecnico of Milan. She has gained experience in the design and furnishing, first at the Research and Development office and then at the Technical Department  of TECNO S.p.A. working on projects with internationally renowned architects such as Gae Aulenti and Norman Foster. Currently, as a freelancer, is mainly engaged in the field of interior home and office design and in the creation of customized furniture or other items on the customer's request. She has worked since 2006 with IED as a lecturer in Technical Drawing.

Marta Dal Vecchio

Marta Dal Vecchio
Graduated in Interior Architecture at the IED in 1997, and in Computer Graphic Design in '98.  In 2001 she achieved a Master degree in E-design at the Politecnico di Milano. She started her career working  with architecture studios realising maquettes, as well as with Futurarium - School of Art Architecture and Design at the organization of courses. Since '97 she’s been collaborating with IED, teaching modellism and coordinating Summer Courses and Special Projects. She also translates design editorials from Italian to English and works as net communication designer, research and copywriter for graphic and web agencies. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marta-dal-vecchio/37/626/1b0

Francesca Perani

Francesca Perani
Architect graduated at Politecnico di Milano (Italy), is cofounder of Spectacularch! Architecture , interior, brand, web, app design studio. Studied in Australia and Belgium. Worked in London, Brisbane, Turin, Bergamo and Milan at Enzo Mari's studio. Vicepresident of Bergamo Chartered Architects Association. Professor at Ied Milan.Linkedin: it.linkedin.com/in/francescaperani/Sito Web : http://www.spectacularch.com

Vittorio Pieroni

Vittorio Pieroni
Graduated at IED Milan in interior design, he obtains a degree in Hotel design at Poli.design Milan. He collaborates with HotLab Yacht and design mainly for private owners and international shipyards. From 2008 he is working with IED as yacht eco design thesis assistent, and as drawing techniques and tecnologies lecturer. In 2010 he opened it’s own studio “Untilsix Bespoke Design” working on interior, product and graphic design for private clients and companies, collaborating with My design srl, Interlaced srl, Shindler, Tcg, Starcell, Life cycle, Ambiente calore, releven, Argentina Bike.   Linkedin:  http://it.linkedin.com/pub/vittorio-pieroni/40/507/64a

Ruggero Prandi

Ruggero Prandi
Graduated in Product Service System Design, Ruggero Prandi has always connected the passion for industrial design with the interest for marketing. Expert in project management both in Media and Communication Sector on international scale, nowadays he’s coordinating integrated marketing projects for Italian insurance industry’s top players.   

Beatrice Spirandelli

Beatrice Spirandelli
Architect with postgraduate international qualification in energy efficiency improvement of building facades she has an extensive professional experience in the use of natural materials in architecture and interior design. She teaches in several training courses in the field of sustainability in construction, writes for various magazines of national circulation and wrote with Marco Moro the book "LA CASA ECOLOGICA . Esempi di sostenibilità nel mondo". Linkedin:  http://it.linkedin.com/pub/beatrice-spirandelli/b/3a2/162

Beatrice Vezzosi

Beatrice Vezzosi
Architect graduated at Polytechnic of Milan (Italy), Bachelor of Art in Interior Design at IED. She developed different technical and artistic skills becoming CTU at the Court of Milan and Energy Certificator. Collaborates with modeling and architectural firm in projects of interior and furniture and developing also her manual abilities

Marco Vicinanza

Marco Vicinanza
Graduating in architecture in 1983 at Politecnico di Milano he has collaborated with architectural practices in Milan on various projects regarding public spaces, stores and residential projects. Since 1993, he started running his own studio in Milan, working mainly for private customers. He has worked on competitions, fashion presentations, events design, trade fairs and exhibitions and on Real estate estimates. In 2003 he started teaching Materials Technology at IED, in Interior Design Courses for foreign students

Gabriel Weirich

Gabriel Weirich
Graduated in Fashion Design (HAW Hamburg), followed by a Master's degree at the Domus Academy. His studio is specialized in product design, trend research, innovation management and design strategy. Prices/Awards: DAAD, Marlborough Design Award, Red Dot Design Award “Best of the Best”.  Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/pub/gabriel-weirich/32/589/799

Stefano Moscatelli

Stefano Moscatelli
Graduated in Architecture from the Politecnico of Milan in 2008. In 2010 he got a Master's degree in Sustainable architecture and Territory at the Politecnico of Milano. He collaborated with the Barcelona architectural office EMBT. Since 2011 he is a teacher at IED - Milan. Linkedin:  it.linkedin.com/in/stefanomoscatelli/

Giulia Tacchini

Giulia Tacchini
Master Degree in Product Design at Politecnico di Milano with a thesis on new proteins: “insects as future food”. I have always deal with design, but since university i always tried to content product and food design. I have a strong passion for design research so I’m always ready to find new methods linked to design thinking and human centred design. Design food means that you have to know the culture and food-acts behind it, and that you have to communicate to your final user a story, a meaning and a value. I'm a cultural anthropology and research method lecturer at IED (European Institute of Design), my passion for the design research has bring me to go very deep in every topic that I choose for my work. Food has always took part of my life, since when I wander into La Spezia fish's market with my grandma, to my mum's kitchen in Milan. Today I combine design and food trying to reach people with story, graphics and webs. I wrote for Essen a Taste Magazine, Leifoodie and Dispensa and i worked as food stylist and food event organizing. Today I'm focused on: food taboos that show us how food culture could be so similar but also so different, entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, I’m cofounder of Entonote’s project and food anthropology that every day reveals me new amazing details about who we are and what we eat.

Filippo Tazzari

Filippo Tazzari
Graduated in applied arts, since 1997 is working in the field of design, mosaics and virtual elaborations. Besides numerous collaborations with architects, design studios, art ateliers he took part at various exhibitions in Milan, Ravenna, Paris, Strasbourg and Miami. Since 2001 he’s teaching Digital Graphic in various institutes in Lombardy and since 2007 he teaches at IED Design Milan. linkedin: it.linkedin.com/pub/filippo-tazzari/32/422/7a3/ website: www.tazzaridesign.com