Interior Design

Master Courses - Barcelona

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The Master in Interior Design  for Hotels and Gastronomic Spaces provides the know-how and tools students will need to take care of projects for hotels, and restaurants , working in collaboration with real clients (Hotel W Barcelona, Hotel Majestic, Hotel Murmuri, Hotel Praktik Rambla, etc.) to gain first-hand experience and help them to succeed later in the working world.

The demand for interior designers specialising in hospitality has risen in the last few years. This is especially true in cities with significant tourist and cultural attractions, like Barcelona. With this in mind, the course programme includes outings to discover the city and its most relevant hospitality establishments, as well as visiting design studios and attending conferences, workshops and monographic talks.

The course involves completing three different projects to cover the specialisations of Hotels, Gastronomic Venues and Retail. 

  • Credits
  • Start date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Attendance
  • Language


All the different subjects are, therefore, practised while developing design projects. This method leads to a high degree of cohesion between theory and practice, and contributes to reaching viable conclusions from the viewpoint of construction and economics. The work process is therefore necessarily active and applied to the realities of the profession but, at the same time, the students are given the freedom to develop ideas, experiment and frame hypotheses.


Work on all the points related to interior design projects for the Hospitality sector.

Explore creative solutions and make the design innovative from a critical, contemporary perspective. 

Offer research into the formal, functional and technical aspects that will allow the students to take a qualitative leap in their careers.

Improve the students’ ability to communicate graphically by working on presenting projects based on drawings, renderings and models.

Train the students to give oral presentations to a professional audience or a customer.

Train the students to interact with different types of professionals from this sector.

Help the students to acquire their own creative project methodology so that they can have a career in this area of design or in any other.

Student profile

Professionals with a minimum of two years’ experience, with a degree in a discipline related to design, preferably architecture, interior design or industrial design.

Professionals from other fields that are not purely design. In this case, however, the students must be aware that they must acquire, on their own, an adequate knowledge of spatial design, how to create the concepts applicable to the project and be able to handle contemporary digital graphics design software. 

In all cases, the students must submit a CV and a portfolio containing projects from both their academic and professional fields.

Job opportunities

The Master prepares the students both to add value to interdisciplinary teams in architecture and interior design studios and to work independently in their own studios.


The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

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.

Natali Canas del Pozo

Natali Canas del Pozo
Her professional experience as an architect includes collaborations in the Exhibition Design Department of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Studio Daniel Libeskind or the ADD + Bailo Rull studio. She is currently a founding partner of El Equipo Creativo, specialized in the creation of spaces for gastronomy. Her special interest in teaching has led her to collaborate in several design schools in Barcelona, as well as in the departments of Architecture at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York. Coordinator of the Master in Interior Design for Hotels and Gastronomic Spaces. 

Oliver Franz Schmidt

Oliver Franz Schmidt
He collaborates as an architect with the EMBT studio, Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue in Barcelona, the ASTOC-Kees Christiaanse studio, Architects & Planners in Cologne and with the architect Xavier Claramunt in Barcelona. Since 2003 he specializes in the design of gastronomic spaces. He has been an architecture consultant and responsible for the design of the kitchen for the ALICIA Foundation. Founding partner of El Equipo Creativo. Coordinator of the Master in Interior Design for Hotels and Gastronomic Spaces.

Lucas Echeveste Lacy

Lucas Echeveste Lacy
He develops his professional career in different cities, working in prestigious international studios, such as the Studio Daniel Libeskind (Berlin), MAP-Mateo arquitectes (Barcelona) or Jean Nouvel (Barcelona). During his stay in New York collaborating in the studio Leven Betts, it is worth mentioning his participation as designer of several exhibitions for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. He is currently a member of Equipo Creativo, where he specializes in the phases of research, conceptualization and visualization of projects. Coordinator of the Master in Interior Design for Hotels and Gastronomic Spaces.