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 is able to deal with 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. He’s able to formulate design solutions of strong emotional and sensory content that improve space utilization through different means of expression.

Career opportunities - After the Master, the Interior Designer enters the professional world as a freelancer, Associate in architecture or design studios or employee in the creative industries, in showrooms, in communication agencies or events organizations.

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

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

Tarrget - The Master in Interior Design is the right specialization 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 the design methodology that allows students to get a quality combination of experiences by analyzing the contemporary consumer’s codes of expression and behaviors, the customer’s identity, current trends in design and materials technology. Students learn to create their own expressive language and to enhancing it with their creativity. They create project layouts particularly accurate in colors, materials, finishes and lighting effects, offering new sensory and emotional experiences.
The main activity of the classes is developing 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 new brands looking for an innovative and sustainable design.

The program consists of four weeks of introductory workshops, aiming to examine the knowledge and methods of design students from all over the world, and three Project Laboratories of different length and increasing complexity. The projects simulate a real professional situation: brief, development and presentation.

The Master organizes seminars, visits to leading materials manufacturers and showrooms, participation at events (most notably the Salone del Mobile in Milan), workshops and interdisciplinary laboratories.
Final step of the program is the presentation of the final project that comprises evidence of the journey taken and the knowledge gained.

Among the project partner companies of previous editions: Febal, Colombini Group, Rhizome, TVS, Jacuzzi, JVC Kenwood, Verallia.

 

 

  • Syllabus

    • Communication Lab

      The communication lab aims at training 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 storyboard 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 Master courses of other IED Schools in order to provide students with a complete overview.

    • Design Elements

      This intense program helps participants to learn basic programmatic functions through from researches and case study analysis. Use of reclaimed materials. Development of a tridimensional model of an artifact using precise geometric characteristics. Presentation of a precise set of drawing instructions for the adaptability of an abstract tridimensional model to programmatic properties inherent to the design brief. Development of an individual creative process that is capable to elaborate the 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 new materials 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 are developed in collaboration with specialized agencies.

    • Innovation and Strategy

      One of the strategic assets of the Design School is training 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 and to analyze the market in order to find the fields where companies 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 concerning light technologies, new technologies of light control and the usage of artificial and natural light. Classes are held 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 analyze behaviors 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 during 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 have a direct experience of products and relevant communication strategies; visits to production sites to observe the production processes; visits to cultural places to stimulate the personal cultural growth; participation 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 workshop experiences 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. Workshops 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, students are asked to properly use their skills in order to realize an innovative and expressive project.

       

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 - Course coordinator

Giorgio Grandi - Course coordinator
Degree in Architecture at Politecnico of Milan and Master in Design & Bionic Research at CRIED IED. Architect and interior designer, in 1997 he founded 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

Sakura Adaki

Sakura Adaki
After graduating at 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 featured by a combination of conceptual and craftsmanship approach. Clients include: CAMPEGGI, MARTEX, ESTEL, TURA, BIKETJÄNST, AMBIENTEC, FERMOB.

Sezgin Aksu

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

Mark Anderson

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

Jacopo Bargellini

Jacopo Bargellini
Architect specialized in Industrial Design and Design Management, journalist and trends expert. He has been Design Coordinator for the Japanese Matsushita group, where he worked on many international projects for Panasonic, JVC, Seiko Epson, Sharp. From 2001 to 2003 Strategic Coordinator at Studio Matteo Thun. Since 2004 he has been working to provide companies such as Samsung, Swarovski, Versace, Guzzini, Tvs, JVC, Philips and Morellato with strategic consulting services in the field of design. IED professor since 2006.

Elettra Bordonaro

Elettra Bordonaro
Architect and Independent Urban Lighting Designer with a PhD at University of Architecture in Turin, 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 Rome and Turin Universities and IED Milano, she has been Director at Lighting Academy and co-founded the Social Light Movement.

Barro de Gast

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

Elia Mangia

Elia Mangia
He studied Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and at IED Milan. From 2003 to 2006 he worked as Senior Designer in Patrick Norguet's Studio in Paris. In 2007 he established his 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. Personal website

Francesca Perani

Francesca Perani
Architect graduated at Polytechnic of Milan, she co-founded Spectacularch!, architecture, interior, brand, web and app design studio. She studied in Australia and Belgium and worked in London, Brisbane, Turin, Bergamo and Milan at Enzo Mari's studio. She’s currently vice president of Bergamo Chartered Architects Association. Linkedin    

Alessandro Pierandrei

Alessandro Pierandrei
He graduated in architecture with Giancarlo de Carlo. Since 1987 he’s been working with Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Arup Associates. In 1997 he founded Pierandrei Associati, an architecture, interior and product design firm. Among his clients: Ferrari, Genoa Aquarium, North Sails, Sun Microsystems, TecnoSpa. He also collaborates with Ron Arad.

Fabrizio Pierandrei

Fabrizio Pierandrei
He graduated in Architecture in Genoa and began his career with Renzo Piano working on many international projects. In1997 he co-founded Pierandrei Associati. His activity includes architecture, interior, 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 in Industrial Design, completing her studies with a Masters in Interior Design in 2012 at IED. Specialized in project communication, she’s currently working as Interior Designer and lecturing “Communication Lab” in the Master. She’s transmitting her competencies in project methodology and communication to IED students.

Elena Sacco Braiotta

Elena Sacco Braiotta
She has been working for more than 16 years in Milan, Paris, London and Geneva for important branding and communication international agencies like Publicis Group, Young&Rubicam Group, Landor, Wunderman. She is called “The Queen of Branding” putting her signature on international branding projects for companies such as P&G, Marazzi Group, Azimut Yachts, Jacuzzi, Barilla, Giorgio Armani, Natuzzi, Atkinsons, Well amongst others. She founded the MarComm consultancy department of Studio Sacco in Milan in 2009 and is currently the Director of Communication School in IED Milano.

Paolo Spotti

Paolo Spotti
He works as Lighting Designer both for urban and theater projects. In all his activities as lighting designer, teacher, product development designer, his work is always a synthesis of technology with an 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 Lighting with LED.

Diletta Toniolo

Diletta Toniolo
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, that she’s teaching through history courses and research labs on contemporary trends. With an intense journalistic activity, she collaborates with Box International Trade, Domus, Bravacasa, Arketipo, il Mattino, Corriere della Sera, Sky Alice, 24 Ore Television, Radio 24 and managed exhibitions and events.

Marco Vicinanza

Marco Vicinanza
Graduated in 1983 Architecture at Polytechnic of Milan, he collaborated with architectural studios in Milan on various projects regarding public spaces, stores and residential projects. In 1993 he started running his own studio in Milan, working mainly for private customers. He 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 Milano.

Gabriel Weirich

Gabriel Weirich
Graduated in Fashion Design (HAW Hamburg), he got a Master at Domus Academy. His studio is specialized in product design, trend research, innovation management and design strategy. Among his awards: DAAD, Marlborough Design Award, Red Dot Design Award “Best of the Best”.  Linkedin

Gian Paolo Armana

Gian Paolo Armana
Political Science Degree and Master in Entrepreneurial Organization, he spent the first part of his career covering a wide range of executive management positions in international companies such as La Rinascente Group, IBM and Nestlè. After a professional experience in new York, he has the focused his activity in supporting the strategic and operational development of small and middle Italian enterprises in the global market, especially food, cosmetics and retail sectors.

Valentina Giuffré

Valentina Giuffré
Business & Lifestyle Coach, communications consultant, Neuro Linguistic Programming expert, she works with individuals and companies to define what success means to them and how to get it. Linkedin