Interior Design

Master - Milan

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The Master in Interior Design aims to provide students with the methodological framework, strategic skills and necessary field experience to respond to new trends and future scenarios of Italian and international design. Three main areas of interior design are examined: spaces of sale, hospitality areas and Welfare. After completing the course, the Interior Designer are able to tackle the project not only from the technical and formal perspective, but especially from the strategic point of view, focusing on the needs of the contemporary consumer and the evolutionary needs of the sector. Thanks to their professionalism, they are able to formulate design solutions of strong emotional and sensory content that improve space utilization through different means of expression - furniture, materials, colors and lights - declined and interpreted depending on the circumstances. IED Design interprets the excellence of Italian design through a training process that is rooted in the culture of Italian Design System, made of creativity, entrepreneurship, technological innovation and market knowledge.

Career opportunities:

After the Master, the Interior Designer enter the professional world both as freelancers or associate in architecture or design studios, or as employee of the companies in the creative industries, in showrooms or communication agencies / organization events.

The Master is organized in cooperation with GGA Studio, Milan.

  • Credits
    60
  • Start date
    January 2017
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    English

Entry requirements:

The Master in Interior Design is the right specialisation for graduates, Italians and foreigners, in Design, Architecture or related fields, who want to enrich their experience in design, but also for professionals with proven experience.

Methodology and structure:

Objective of the course is teaching first the design methodology that, by analyzing the codes of expression and conduct of the contemporary consumer, the identity of the customer, current trends in design and materials technology, allows students to capture an important wealth of experience. Students learn to create their own expressive language and to include in it, enhancing it, their creativity. They are taught to create project layout particularly accurate in the colors, materials, finishes, lighting effects, that can offer new sensory and emotional experiences.

The main activity of the course in the classroom is the development of strategic value projects, able to meet the diverse needs of the design industries. Under the guidance of a faculty, consisting mainly of professionals and designers, projects take place according to an open system, in which participants are invited to collaborate with Italian companies of international reputation and brand with young people, looking for an innovative and sustainable design .

The programme is made up of four weeks of introductory workshops, which serve to examine the knowledge and methods of design students from all over the world. After these four experiences students will support the three main projects through Project Laboratories, of different length and complexity, the difficulty gradually increases during the year.

The classes alternate with the three projects that examine some of the areas of interior design: retail spaces, hospitality and wellness facilities. The projects are developed simulating a real professional situation: brief, development and presentation.

Students examine the environmental issues in parallel with natural and recyclable materials, environmentally-friendly production processes, in collaboration with specialized companies. Classes involve also the issue of indoor, natural and artificial, through the knowledge of the light sources, new technologies and systems of light control.

The Master organizes seminars conducted by design practitioners, visits to leading manufacturers of materials and showroom, participation at events (most notably the Salone del Mobile in Milan), workshops and interdisciplinary laboratories.

The Master is completed with the presentation of the final project that comprises evidence of the journey taken and the knowledge gained.

Among the companies / project partners of previous editions include Febal - Colombini Group- Rhizome - TVS- 3M- Jacuzzi- JVC Kenwood - Grohe- Get External ING Diarect- Verallia.

  • Topics

    • Communication Lab

      The communication lab aims at training the students so that they can properly present their projects to the customer and to the market. It is a complex and strategic activity on which the success of a project depends. The lab is divided as follows: organization of a presentation through a story-board referred to a clear and well-structure graphic project; definition of all tools supporting the story; oral presentation at professional level.

    • Cross-disciplinary Influences

      In order to support the language knowledge, cross-disciplinary meetings are organized in collaboration with the Master course of the other IED Schools in order to provide students with a complete overview.

    • Design Elements

      This intense program helps participants to learn from research, interviews and case study analysis basic programmatic functions. To derive from a reclaimed object, precise geometric characteristics to develop a tridimensional model for the construction of an artifact. To compute series of transformations in a tridimensional form from the application of a set of recursive abstract manipulations through deformers and Boolean operations. To represent a precise set of drawing instructions for the adaptability of the abstract tridimensional model to programmatic properties inherent to the design brief. To develop an individual creative process that is capable to use a feedback communication between user and generator, essential in a reflexive system.

    • Design Language

      One of the most important objectives of the Master course is the personal research of the expressive language. In history, the most important designers stand out thanks to their works characterized by a univocal and personal expressive code. This lab, together with the projects, encourages the student to search for a very different personal architectural language.

    • Emergent Technologies

      It is a lab aimed at teaching the new material limits with reference to the product design and the interior design by paying particular attention to the environmental issues. It deals with knowledge, research and analysis of the sensorial characteristics of materials, surface finishing, emotional feedbacks and chromatic ranges. Moreover, the areas concerning the materials deriving from recycling, the recomposed materials, and the ecological production processes will be developed in collaboration with specialized agencies.

    • Innovation and Strategy

      One of the strategic assets of the School includes the training of designers able to relate themselves to the economical system by interpreting its needs and its values as well as the customer positioning with reference to the market. They must be able to interpret a project brief, to analyze the brand values and to sense the market changes; they need also to interpret the companies seen from outside in order to propose them the right projects; or to analyze the market in order to find the fields where he can introduce their project.

    • Light Technologies

      The course covers the basic principles and practice of architectural lighting. The lab aims to approach and deal with the subject of architectural lighting in a practical and comprehensible manner. Since light is one of the subjects rarely dealt during the courses, this lab aims at giving the technical and expressive knowledge oncerning light technologies, new technologies of light control, and the usage of artificial and natural light. The experience is developed in the school’s light lab equipped with the most sophisticated technologies.

    • Methodology

      The goal of the course is to guide students throughout the entire process of an interior design project. Applicants will be asked to first analyse behaviours and needs of final consumers without forgetting client’s identity, then focus on interaction between user and infrastructure, reaching spatial layouts with awareness towards colours, materials, finishing, lighting effects, offering a sensorial and emotional experience.

    • Salone del mobile Language Experience

      IED Students leaded by Diletta Toniolo will gather information durring the The Salone del Mobile in Milan as a usefull exercise in deconstruction and reconstruction of the plethora of products, projects and installations exposed during Milan Design Week.

    • Territorial Influences

      The course organizes visits to companies of the ITALIAN DESIGN SYSTEM in order to “touch” products and relevant communication strategies; visits to production sites to observe the production processes; visits to cultural places to stimulate the personal cultural growth; participate to brand or product events to discover communication and market strategies.

    • Workshop

      Cross-disciplinary workshops addressed to all Master courses of IED Design that take place at the beginning of each Master course edition.The aim of these WORKSHOPS EXPERIENCE is to: regenerate the project cultures of the participants, influence the different cultures of the students with the Italian design, as well as develop technical, technological, cultural and “linguistic” topics. They are structured in order to allow students to start outlining their own pathway and include the realization of a theme research.

    • Main Projects

      Projects simulate a real professional situation, where a brief is communicated to students and the development has to provide a project answer by using the learnt expressive tools. The pathway is organized according to classic project structure, i.e. a preliminary research step on the brief, the following analysis and outline, the definition of the concept. In this last step, the students are asked to properly use their skills in order to realize an innovative and expressive project.

      THESIS PROJECT

      The final project is a professional task in partnership with a renowned company. During the development and the final presentation, paticipants supported by their professors, tackle the company or the market as if they were dealing with a real professional work since they are able to compare the different project aspects.

      The Direction reserves the right to make any changes according to the needs of the professors and of the school itself.

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

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

Giorgio Grandi - Master Course Coordinator

Giorgio Grandi - Master Course Coordinator
Degree in Architecture at Politecnico of Milan and Master in Design & Bionic Research at CRIED IED. Architect and interior designer, since 1997 he is the owner of GGAStudio, in Milan, dealing with Interior Architecture and Interior Design (Wellness, Hospitality and Food). Contractworld Special Award 2001, the firm is the author of the project TISANA SPA_Arlate (Best Country and Best Medical SPA 2011 SPA in the World 2012): CONDE NAST Johansens' Best Luxury SPA in the world.   Linkedin: http://it.linkedin.com/in/giorgiograndi   Web Site: http://www.ggastudio.com

Sakura Adachi

Sakura Adachi
After graduating from Musashino Art University in Tokyo and MA at Central Saint Martins in London, she moved to Milan in 2004 to work at Atelier Bellini and opened her studio in 2008. Her design is characterised by combination of conceptual and craftsmanship approach. Clients include: CAMPEGGI, MARTEX, ESTEL, TURA, BIKETJÄNST, AMBIENTEC, FERMOB.

Sezgin Aksu

Sezgin Aksu
Graduated in Industrial design, studied Interior design and industrial design in Stuttgart, Paris and in Milan. Designer specialized in Industrial/Furniture (home and office ) and interior design, collaborates with Poltrona Frau, Caimi brevetti, Slide, DePadova, Nemo, Nurus, Koleksiyon.

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson
Anderson is an architect and designer educated in the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University. In 1991, he relocated to Milan. The interdisciplinary activities of his studio are integrated with teaching and research.

Jacopo Bargellini

Jacopo Bargellini
Architect specialising in Industrial Design (Politecnico di Milano, 1989), Masters in Design Management. From 1995 to 2001 he was Design coordinator of "Villa Tosca", the European Centre for Advanced Research and Design for the Japanese Matsushita group, where he worked on many international projects for Panasonic, JVC, Seiko Epson, Sharp. From 2001 to 2003 he held the position of Strategic Coordinator of the International Design, Communication and Interior Design Studio Matteo Thun working for major international clients. Since 2004 he has worked with the JFB Design Management studio to provide companies with strategic consulting services in the field of design. He has worked for Samsung, Swarovski, Versace, Guzzini, Tvs, JVC, Philips, Morellato, U-boat watches, Saint Gobain. He is a Journalist admitted to the Order of Milan and writes for numerous trade publications. He is an IED professor since 2006, coordinator of the IED Master in Design Management and a visiting professor at the University of Paris X Nanterre. He is author of the book "Building a design-oriented business: the 12 principles of design management" published by Franco Angeli, 2014.

Elettra Bordonaro

Elettra Bordonaro
Architect and independent urban lighting designer with a PhD at University of Architecture in Turin on urban lighting, she worked for lighting design studios such as Light Cibles, Speirs and Major and Metis Lighting. She is consultant on urban lighting strategy and masterplans. Teacher at main universities (Universities of Rome and Turin, IED in Milan) and in charge of educational program of Lighting Academy till 2010, she co-founded the Social Light Movement. Member of A.I.D.I., P.L.D.A, C.L.S.F. and of Italian Architectural Association

Barro de Gast

Barro de Gast
Graduated with honour at the Design Academy, Holland, 1991. In 1993 he completed a Master at the Domus Academy. Since 1995 he works from his studio in Milan – designing kitchen accessories, utensils & cookware, toys, packaging design, to industrial prototyping. His clients include : WMF, Silit, Auerhahn, Koziol, Alfi, Fozzils, and Chicco

Elia Mangia

Elia Mangia
Elia Mangia studied Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and at Istituto Europeo di Design of Milan. From 2003 to 2006 he has worked as senior designer in Patrick Norguet's Studio in Paris .In 2007 he established is own studio in Milan, working on industrial and interior design projects for companies such as Bosa, Cir SpA, Dilmos, Foundry, Gaggia, Ligne Roset, Nespresso, Saeco, Schiffini, Skitsch and others. Website: www.eliamangia.com

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

Alessandro Pierandrei

Alessandro Pierandrei
He graduated in architecture studying with G. de Carlo. Since 1987 he worked with Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Arup Associates. In 1997 he founded Pierandrei Associati an architectural, interior and product design practice. Clients include Ferrari, Genoa Aquarium, North Sails, Sun Microsystems, TecnoSpa. He collaborates with Ron Arad and Renzo Piano.

Fabrizio Pierandrei

Fabrizio Pierandrei
Fabrizio Pierandrei graduated in Architecture in Genoa beginning his career with Renzo Piano on many international projects. In1997 he founded Pierandrei Associati. His holistic activity includes architecture, interiors, product and service design, with a clear vision on social innovation. Major clients are Ferrari- Maserati, North Sails, Acquario di Genova, Tecno and Sedus

Diana Larisa Rosioru

Diana Larisa Rosioru
She graduated Industrial Design, completing her studies with a Masters in Interior Design in 2012 at IED. Specialized in project communication, she’s now working as interior designer and lecturing “Communication Lab” at IED Masters Professional Course. She’s transmitting her competencies in project methodology and communication to IED students.

Elena Sacco Braiotta

Elena Sacco Braiotta
Elena Sacco has been working for more than 16 years in Milan, Paris, London and Geneva for important branding and communication international agencies (Publicis group, Young&Rubicam brands, Landor, Wunderman) putting her signature on international branding projects for companies such as P&G, Marazzi Group, Azimut Yachts, Jacuzzi, Barilla, Giorgio Armani, Natuzzi, Atkinsons, Wella amongst others: for this reason she was called “The Queen of Branding”. In 2009 she chose to become a consultant, founding the marcomm consultancy department of Studio Sacco in Milan. The most exciting side of her work life is surely coordinating MASTERBRAND, the international Master in Brand Management and Communication, at its 14th edition, which to this days has formed more than 250 professionals working in Branding and Strategic Marketing in the 5 continents. She is now the Director of the Communication School of IED the international school Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.

Paolo Spotti

Paolo Spotti
Works as light designer both for architecture and theatre. In all his activities, as a lighting designer, teacher, product development designer, his work is always a synthesis of technology with artistic purpose. For Ferrara-Palladino e Associati is team leader of important lighting realization like Milan Garibaldi train station, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana exhibition pole with architect Tadao Ando. He’s author of book “Lighting with LED” and many articles about lighting technology and co-author of “Lighting handbook”

Diletta Toniolo

Diletta Toniolo
With a degree in Political Sciences at Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, specialized in English language at Columbia University of New York, she has always developed her passion for design, which today she’s teaching through history courses and research labs on contemporary trends, promoting these fields through her journalist activity. She has collaborated with bOx International Trade, Domus, Bravacasa, Arketipo, il Mattino, Corriere della Sera, Sky Alice, 24 Ore Television, Radio 24 and cured various exhibitions and events

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

Gian Paolo Armana

Gian Paolo Armana
Political Science Degree and Master in Entrepreneurial Organization, Gian Paolo has spent the first part in his business life covering a wide range of executive management positions in International Companies such as La Rinascente Group, IBM and Nestlè. After living and working in New York city from 2005 to 2008 in the fashion industry, back to Italy he has focused his activity in supporting the strategic and operational development of the Small & Middle Italian Enterprises in the global markets, both as strategic consultant and in top management position in Chromavis (make up manufacturer B2B) and Zanotta (Design Forniture). His business obsession is to create and delivery new additional sustainable value in all the strategic and operational development plans.

John William Bennett

John William Bennett
Graduated in Furniture Design, he achieved a Master's degree at the Royal College of Art, London in 1983. Specialized in Product and Furniture Design, he works with: O-Planner, Victory, Pyrotech, Sunon, Versalink, Martex, Estel office, Frezza, Castaldi, Techno. Awards: Island project for Planula "Form & Function" which has been exhibited at Science Museum London.”Zelig” desking system for Marcatrè was selected for "Compasso d'Oro" Award

Massimo Duroni

Massimo Duroni
Bioarchitect and EcoDesigner from '92 and from '99 teacher consultant on the efficient use of materials. An interior design project was awarded as the best public space in Italy. Diploma of Honour Award "Art 2000" patents for flooring systems and furniture. Autoproducer of objects with low environmental impact. Member of the Scientific Committee of the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci. Website: www.massimoduroni.it

Marco Maggioni

Marco Maggioni
Diplomato in industrial design presso lo IED di Milano, ha aperto il suo proprio studio di design nel 1991, anno in cui ha ricevuto tre menzioni al Premio Compasso d'Oro. Nel 2002, è stato premiato con il Red Dot Award per una grattugia progettata sempre per Gio'Style. Selezionato da ADI Design Index nel 2003 con gli accessori da bagno "Akua di Florì" per Gio'Style. Nel 2009 ha vinto il Gold Award "SuperStar Display" a Francoforte,con il progetto del display Morphos. Nel 2012 ha lavorato con progetti innovativi per 3M, Franke kaffeemaschinen, DoPla piatti monouso. E’ docente IED/Milano dal 2003.

Lisa Marchesi

Lisa Marchesi
Graduated with honors in Industrial Design at Politecnico of Milan with specialization in lighting design, since 2003 she began her professional career as a lighting designer working with the arch. Barbara Balestreri for the realization of lighting projects in the field of retail and cultural heritage. Along with her professional activity, she is a teacher and researcher at university at Politecnico of Milan, at IED in Milan, and for several specialization courses including Lighting Academy of Florence.

Dagmara Siemieniec

Dagmara Siemieniec
She graduated at Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and holds a Master in Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano. Before co-founding uno:uno designers studio she worked at Continuum, a design consultancy and at Design Group Italia. She was involved in several programs such as kids goods, stationery, consumer goods, electronics, office furniture. She work with: Moleskine, Artsana, Samsung, 3M, Allsteel.

Dunja Weber

Dunja Weber
Graduates as Product Designer in 1998 from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Immediately after she transfers to Milan where she lives and works. After many years of collaboration with James Irvine in 2007 she sets up her own design consultancy specialising in product, furniture and exhibition design. She counts among her clients Lago, Cerruti Baleri, Kettal, Triconfort and PCM Design. In 2012 she teams up with Italian architect Maddalena Casadei founding Casadei+Weber

Valentina Giuffré

Valentina Giuffré
Business & Lifestyle Coach, communications consultant, Neuro Linguistic Programming expert, works with individuals and companies to  define what success means to them and how to get it. https://www.linkedin.com/in/valentinagiuffre