Raffaella Perrone, Sebastian Alberdi
Channel your aesthetic/cultural interests and environmental concerns by specialising in the design of products focused on sustainability, inclusion and interdisciplinary interaction.
This program in product design, taught in English, gives you the tools you need to create projects with a social, strategic and technological perspective for a multitude of sectors: furnishings, lighting, consumer electronics, packaging, personal accessories, tools and utensils, electrical appliances or wearables, to name but a few.
The program gives you an overall view of product design, from the first hint of an idea to launching a new product. With the help of our teaching staff, who have years of experience working as professional designers in the sector, you’ll learn how to meet the new aesthetic, technological and sustainable requirements people demand today.
You’ll develop your talent and creative skills in this 4-year program . You’ll have all the tools you need to draft and develop a professional project, presenting innovative solutions for the complexities of the modern world, combining aesthetic quality, function and a commitment to values.
There are 60 places available for first-year students majoring in Product Design. Of these places, there is no specific number assigned by pathway or language.
A degree in English for the student who wants to specialise in the design of sustainable and innovative products in a variety of sectors.
The Bachelor of Arts in Product Design opens doors for you to collaborate closely with professionals, designers with years of experience in the sector, developing real and speculative projects.
You’ll notice a gradual evolution in your skills and know-how: you'll develop a variety of projects, some simple, some technically complex, on a range of topics in many different situations. You’ll be in a position to specifically understand the needs of the market and the requirements of the people using your products, while gradually discovering everything you want to know about professional product design.
At the end of your 4-year program you’ll have acquired all the skills you need to create and showcase your ideas and projects as a professional designer, presenting your ideas in a fluent and competent way in a variety of specific professional contexts.
This program is for those who want to express their creative talent to the full, exploring the world of product design, acquiring in-depth knowledge on how product design works and how it can help improve the way we live in the modern world.
In particular, this program is for people who want to be proactive in finding solutions for the environmental, technological, aesthetic and cultural problems of our modern world, making the most of this opportunity to work in a professional sector that today is more focused than ever on meeting the sustainable requirements of product users.
You’ll learn to understand the increasingly global and hyperconnected reality of our world and evolve to become a key player in the collective endeavour to achieve universal well-being, creating products that combine the values of inclusiveness, sustainability, functionality, innovation and beauty.
Last but not least, the multidisciplinary environment of the IED community helps you to convey your ideas for a new product in the best possible way, in visual, verbal and written presentations.
You’ll have the opportunity to study at one of the most reputable design schools, learning from professional designers working in this specific field, using facilities and workshops equipped with everything you need to turn theory into practice while working on a range of projects.
You’ll acquire all the secrets, skills and know-how necessary to make your mark in fields such as ephemeral design, furnishings, consumer electronics, handicraft, lighting, mobility, window displays, home or personal complements and accessories. You’ll also have the opportunity to share interdisciplinary experiences with IED students studying other fields of design.
During this program, taught in English, you’ll develop your skills using a learning-by-doing method: every day you’ll find a study and work environment that actively encourages you to explore and develop your ideas as they take shape, gaining experience in digital and hands-on workshops.
What will you learn?
The first year introduces you to the basic concepts of design, project culture and methodology. You’ll learn to analyse and understand the context, using design to create and communicate.
Foundation Project I
Representation Techniques I
Project Communication I
An introduction to Marketing
Science Applied to Design
Colour and Form
Foundation Project II
Representation Techniques II
Project Communication II
Technical Drawing I
The History of Art and Design
What will you learn?
The second year is focused on developing your own unique creative style. You’ll learn to choose and use the best tools for creating and developing a product. You’ll prepare projects that explore the real needs of our modern world.
Multidisciplinary Workshop I
Technology for Product Design I
Representation Techniques for Product Design I
Technical Drawing for Product Design I
Computer Tools for Product Design
History of Product Design
Volume for Product Design
What will you learn?
In the third year you’ll work hands-on in the real world to gain experience working with companies operating in the sector. You’ll also work on more technical and complex projects, developing prototypes and calculating real production costs. You’ll collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, discovering how new materials, like biomaterials, nanomaterials or materials with zero impact on the environment, can be applied in a sustainable way.
Project Communication for Product Design I
Lab for Product Design I
Two Wheels Project
Computer Tools for Product Design II
Multidisciplinary Workshop II
Technology for Product Design II
Urban Materials Project
Marketing for Product Design
Personal Development Project
What will you learn?
In the fourth year you’ll put what you’ve learnt into practice in the form of mandatory work experience to define your own professional profile. Last but not least, you’ll develop a final project working with companies operating in the field, building prototypes which, if approved, will go into production to be launched on the market.
Design Management Project
Project Communication for Product Design II
Lab for Product Design II
Multidisciplinary Workshop III
The project consists of a filtering system for microplastic-contaminated marine waters, inspired by terracotta.
“Hanging By a Threat”, an installation made from used beer bottles that invites us to think about the impact of the consumer society, will be exhibited at the Disseny Hub Barcelona [Barcelona Design Hub] from 16 to 28 October, during Barcelona Design Week.
Second-year students of the Bachelor of Arts in Product Design have collaborated in the redesign and restyling of some of the products of this brand of portable manual coffee machines, presenting a range of proposals.
Students of the 2023 edition of the Master in Sustainable Design and Social Impact have launched innovative responses to challenges related to health, the circular economy, cultural identity and education.
The Box of the Gran Teatre del Liceu was the stage on which In the beginning everything was white, one of the four new small-format operas from the Òh!pera project, which has seen the participation of IED Barcelona, was performed from 5 to 9 July.
In a pop up event held on 14 June in the ANIMA space, students from IED Barcelona presented their final thesis projects focused on contributing to the conservation of ecosystems.
Preserving biodiversity through design and connecting memories by way of a new audiovisual language are some of the themes addressed in the final projects recognised by the Best Thesis Awards 2023.
The project SERINA ORB is the result of Gabriela Marante's Final Degree Project for the Higher Artistic Studies in Interior Design at IED Madrid
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
The installation, which proposes a creative response to the climate emergency, will be open to the public from 15 to 17 June in the festival’s renewed Project Area.
IED participates in the new edition of WantedDesign in Manhattan and wins a Conscious Design Award
IED Barcelona installs solar panels on the rooftops of its Point One facility that will save up to 40% of electricity.
IED decided to reward those students who commit up front with a special Early Bird discount.
The Milan Design Week is a remarkable event for the industry and after four years was held in April and it was bigger than ever with more than 900 events and exhibitions.
Once again this year, IED Barcelona collaborated with the ASTE association to deliver almost a hundred roses, accompanied by a print inspired by this festival, to the residents of three care homes in the district of Gracia.
To take advantage of the discounts, it is necessary to register within the indicated terms.
The video Change to live – New Crafts Digital Revolution II by Jordi Cussó, Teacher at IED Barcelona, is part of the ‘Mostra on the Road’ exhibition, an initiative to bring the activity of the 4th edition of the International Crafts Audiovisual Exhibition to the Catalan territory.
Until 30 April, Disseny Hub Barcelona is showcasing “IED Barcelona Manifesto”, an exhibition that brings to life the School’s global, human, strategic and transformative vision of design aiming to respond to the great challenges of contemporary society.
The Salone del Mobile event dedicated to designers under 35 hosts three IED proposals to reflect on the impact of design projects.
On the occasion of the European Artistic Crafts Days, on 28 March IED Barcelona organised a round table and an exhibition of projects carried out by its students in collaboration with artisans to bring the secrets of their work closer to the public.
IED Barcelona has launched a new series of participatory events based on current issues with the presence of prominent opinion leaders. The creator of the spray-on fabric that went viral at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, Dr. Manuel Torres, was the first guest.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
This coming month of March, the IED team will travel to Perú together with Pablo Jarauta, professor of Theory and Culture of Design at IED Madrid
IED Barcelona students’ proposal to revitalise the commercial area of Paseo de Gracia will become a reality throughout 2023 and 2024.
A panel of experts moderated by IED Barcelona analysed the role that design energy has for people and the environment in the round table “Light and Energy: Habitat and city”.
After a very successful in person event we decided to expand the chance to have a friendly dialog with Rodion Usaev, IED Milano graduate in Product Design, who is an expert in the field of industrial design.
Carlotta Cofano, trained in Food Design at IED Barcelona, is the first female chef to win the Negrini Creative Cooking Contest.
The IED participates in the next edition of the Dominican Republic Design Week (DWRD), a festival dedicated to design, art and culture where the achievements of the sector are shown and celebrated, as well as the future vision of Dominican design.
The Italian Embassy in Tbilisi, in collaboration with IED - Istituto Europeo di Design, and Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli - Como is holding a contest on the occasion of the event “Italian Design Days in Georgia – 2023”
Italian Design Day 2023 theme is "The quality that enlightens" - Design energy for people and the environment
Starting this year, IED begins a collaboration in the event "Sillas Toulouse 2023", organized by the Toulouse Lautrec School of Creativity and Innovation in Lima - Perú.
10 suggestions encapsulated in a manifesto designed by students for the entire IED community. Small actions and virtuous behaviour that are ironically transformed into everyday good practice.
The exhibition will be open until next February 26th at Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
Slow Light by IED Barcelona is a collaborative proposal that works without electricity and delighted the festival’s jury.
Exhibitions, talks and an opening ceremony are just some of the proposals with which Istituto Europeo di Design will participate in this edition.
57 scholarships to support young talents interested in attending a Master course in Italy or Spain.
Yellowdot by IED Alumni Bodin Hon and Dilara Kan will be presenting a collection of their latest works at Greenhouse, the platform for emerging young international designers in the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2023.
Las Manuelas - Art Series is the newest edition of the Las Manuelas Project supported by IED
Devices to detect visual problems in developing communities, provide geriatric care in rural areas, and diagnose lung cancer in its early stages.
Its objective is to promote local commerce in the city thanks to the transformative power of design.
You are going to take part in a practical task dedicated to all those young talents who are interested in Fashion, Visual Arts, Design, and Communication.
IED Barcelona has been consolidating its position as a driving force behind innovation and social well-being through design education. "A collective dream" is a faithful reflection of this spirit.
IED's commitment is to apply an innovation approach to creative economies through the training it provides in its centers in line with the NEB's themes and action priorities, sharing values, methodologies and tools.
IED was holding a creative lecture on the occasion of Moldova in Fashion Conference on November 19th 2022
Il Giro del Mondo in 80 Giorni - 150 anni dopo (Around the World in 80 Days - 150 Years Later) (book by graphic designers from IED Rome), the start-up Potap (a family of filters to purify water, by two product designers from IED Milan) and the tech fashion collection LAGRANDE: SISTEMA are officially competing for the prestigious Compasso d'Oro Award
IED Milano Alumni in Product Design. He's considered one of the most important Italian contemporary designers.
Two IED projects made it to the finals of the historic Umbria-based manufacturer's international competition reserved for students attending Art and Design Academies around the world.
First place went to the start-up Swarmix (by Edoardo Amato, Enrico Canella and Giacomo Pizzoni), focusing on the preservation and repopulation of bees.
We are ready to kick off the first edition of the Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary Design. The course will take place in Turin and will combine the topics of Mobility of the future and Cities in Flux.
We will take part in the Dutch Design Week 2022 (DDW22) supporting the exposition of the project Reverso, by IED Alumnus Francisco Lara. The exhibition will take place in Eindhoven from October 22th to 30th.
44 Scholarships for IED Undergraduate and Foundation Courses in Italy and Spain
From 5 to 27 October, the second edition of the marathon dedicated to the social impact of design welcomes the students of the three-year course in Product design to talk about "The Future is Rail", a project that outlines trains according to the needs of travelers and was born together to Legambiente
From September 21 to 25, IED will participate in the 4th edition of CADi 2022: Pluriversos, organized by the Faculty of Art and Design of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP).
A Ministerial Decree has published the modalities for applying the provisions of the new law.
In October 2000, Queen Elizabeth II came to Milan and on her itinerary there was a visit to the Istituto Europeo di Design.
After two years, returns IED Roma Graduation Ceremony, to celebrate the latest graduates in the presence of teachers, families and friends. Two hundred and sixty-one diplomas were awarded.
25 candidate Development Plans 18 admitted to the evaluation 8 Development Plans awarded
Istituto Europeo di Design publishes the winners of the scholarship contest for the Master of Design and Innovation Programmes (MDI) at IED Madrid and IED Barcelona.
Valentino Bosetti, Francesco Magenta and Gaia Zarantonello (IED Milano) are the authors of the 'Vertical' project, awarded at Cumulus Green.
The IED Madrid course has finished this year, but the good news is still coming in. This time it’s awards for the Design school and students.
Organised by Barcelona Centre de Disseny, the graduates of the class of 2021 were actively involved in two restaurants along the route.
Two projects from the interdisciplinary subject Food Design System have been presented at the latest meeting of EDIVI.
"TAKING YOU BEYOND”, THE IED ALUMNI EVENT IN VIA SCIESA MILAN FROM 7 TO 11 JUNE.
We organized a workshop in Serbia to work together on local challenges within the framework of the Global Goals Jam and the New European Bauhaus project.
This May IED is in New York City, with students and Alumni presenting their projects and winning awards at both NYCxDESIGN festival and the Creative Week.
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
IED Milano Alumni in Industrial Design. Currently Vice President, Design creative director & innovation of The Estée Lauder Companies.
“From a small farmer in the Philippines to a businessman in London, climate change is affecting everyone”.
IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
The installation has succeeded in recreating an oasis of calm and a connection with nature in Poblenou’s Parc del Centre.
What will the world of the future be like? What kind of vehicles will we use? Where will we live? How much will everyday objects change?
The summit will take place on 26 and 27 November at the Disseny Hub, which will feature three projects by IED Barcelona alumni.
‘478’ is the installation with which IED Barcelona was present in the special edition of Llum Barcelona.
‘Flink’ responds to the challenge to design an innovative proposal for the kitchen sink and tap space, including new features, all within a period of eight hours.
‘Join it’, a system of sustainable production by IED Barcelona Product Design students has won the 4th edition of the Social Ideas Contest for the Greek island of Lesbos.
'Castellers' is a proposal inspired by the colours and shapes of the long-standing Catalan tradition of the 'castells', or human towers.
Light Identities: 'TES' is the project selected as the best one among the 10 Product Design dissertations carried out as part of a partnership with the well-known Made in Italy brand
A collection of clay pavement tiles that serve as a street filter system.
The projects chosen are the result of a creative process developed in different stages: from research to the final proposal.
Graduated at IED, Simone Bonanni is now an awarded designer that works for international brands. Find out more about his projects in this article.
The project is one of the designs selected by a jury of 43 international experts in the first round of this prestigious competition.
IED Network offers 109 scholarships for its Master courses held in Italy and Spain.
Istituto Europeo di Design presents the new concept vehicle designed by the students of the Master in Transportation Design in collaboration with Suzuki.
Cross Cultural Chair is a project that blends anthropology with design and draws on the importance of seating and ways of sitting according to different cultures.
Interior Design and Product Design students explore new concepts of spaces, services and products capable of reconnecting humans with nature.
The project evokes the evolutive process of the natural world, focusing on the irregularity of the biophilic and organic patterns.
Virtual innovation is gaining increasing importance, and for creatives, it is a great tool to transform and improve society.
Suzuki, Honda and Azimut deliver the brief to the students.
IED supported Alumni Bodin Hon and Dilara Kan - the duo founder of Yellowdot Design studio - in their participation at Le Off - Paris Design Week
Five multidisciplinary projects were put on display at Global Grad Show and IED Alumnus Ghassan Salameh appointed as guest curator proposing two exhibitions.
Within the framework of the IED Master Barcelona School courses, Designing for the many is an educational innovation project created with the aim of investigating the capacity, strategies and repercussions of design in the construction of our society, questioning its cultural, productive, economic and political aspects.
IED participates in Dubai Design Week 2018 with Stalactite, a project by Master in Sustainable Design from IED Barcelona, and also offers a workshop in collaborative design.
Cross Cultural Chairs by Matteo Guarnaccia is a project that blends anthropology with design
London Design Festival celebrates and promotes the city as the design capital of the world.
IED took part of the Dubai Design Week 2017 showcasing different proposals by students and alumni.
IED and the University of Liverpool (UoL) in UK, the Hochschule Anhalt/DIA at the Bauhaus in Dessau/Germany, and MVADV in Rotterdam/Netherlands launched a Transdisciplinary Design Network to initiate and spearhead a leading-edge debate on emerging models of transdisciplinarity with the aim of exploring cross-sector impact pathways.