Like a light on a stage, design enlightens today’s issues, seeking solutions and confrontations
The principle of Human Centered Design is challenged by a new paradigm in which, from the center of the world, the human becomes among multiple components of an ecosystem. Design must reflect on it and operate in it.
Humans, nature and technology are the components of this ecosystem and their multiple interactions generate the fields of investigation of the design of the future. From objects to services, from spaces to experiences, from vehicles to mobility, the transition is immaterial and unstoppable.
We question the role that design can play in embracing this complexity, in regenerating lost connections and in creating new ones.
Without denying the design of objects that distinguished the early stages of the history of design, or the design of services and experiences that marked its development, the challenge of design today is to plan the interactions between complex systems and connect apparently distant skills to allow sustainable social, ecological and technological development.
We are a Design School and designing means generating an impact: we must ask ourselves what is the extent and nature of this impact on the planet we live in, and on the people and other living species that inhabit it with us, and in general with regards to everything other-than-human -machines included.
Technologies in our school are an expressive medium and a tool for designing: they must also become the object of critical thinking, to understand their limits and implications with respect to the way we look at reality and relate to it, to our creative capacity, logics of power, hazards to health (physical and mental) and to the planet.
Only with the awareness of this new perspective can design once again permeate industrial and non-industrial production processes in every product sector in terms of contents, languages, expressive and formal codes, technical and functional aspects, to continue to generate innovation, desire, usability and feasibility of the results.
Designers, makers, users, humans, non-humans are the protagonists of this new phase. Wellness, biotechnology, city, digital fabrication, experience, energy ethics, inclusiveness, interactions, materials, mobility, services, society, respect, space, transition, transformation, are the keywords that go along with it.
Have a look at our projects
In this section you can find all the projects developed by and with our students. Product, Service but also Interior and Transportation Design for a 360° view of the Design sector
Discover all the design weeks we are attending
We are taking part of many Design Weeks around the world being present with student projects, alumni, teachers or amabassadors. Do you want to know more?
Methodological Research and Development Laboratory in collaboration with Impronta Company - Master course in Interior Design | IED Milano
The first edition of the LATAM Creative Talent comes to an end in Bilbao after visiting Madrid and Barcelona
Under the New European Bauhaus perspective, IED showcased Latin American talent in the most important design capitals in Spain during their Design Weeks
Andrea Marchesi, My Start BCN jury member
The IED Barcelona director contributed his expertise in design, business and innovation to help select Biovitae as the winning proposal in the competition devised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona as part of the “Premio Faro del Mediterráneo” [“Mediterranean Lighthouse Award”].
IED Early Housing
IED offers you the opportunity to reserve accommodation ahead of all others for Three-Year, Master of Arts or Master's courses
Alumnus from IED Milano won at the Digital Jewelry Week 2023
Sebastian Plah Galindo, alumnus of the Undergraduate course in Jewelry Design of IED Milano won at the Digital Jewelry Week 2023.
IED Barcelona design shines on the main day of BDW with “Hanging By a Threat”
The installation, created by students from the interdisciplinary subject Upcycling: Waste is Precious, in collaboration with Cervezas Alhambra and the Barcelona Centre de Disseny, was presented at the Disseny Hub Barcelona on 18 October.
'In the Beginning Everything Was White' arrives at Disseny Hub Barcelona in exhibition format
The exhibition “Òh!pera (L’exposició)”, a show featuring the creation processes of eight small-format operas from this project, including the participation of IED Barcelona, was officially opened on 10 October as part of the programming for BDW.
IED projects, a sea of creativity and design
As part of the Barcelona International Boat Show, Raffaella Perrone, Director of IED Barcelona’s Design Department, presented a selection of works that combine design and the Blue Economy.
Postgraduate academic year begins at IED Barcelona
Master’s and postgraduate students began their educational journey at the Istituto Europeo di Design on 5 and 6 October with a multidisciplinary workshop and official welcome ceremony.
Introducing the IED Dream Team: ambassadors of creativity and community growth
We are excited to announce the launch of the IED Dream Team, a group of alumni who have become leading professionals in their field, passionate about creativity and community growth: dedicated to endorsing our community projects and creativity
IED Monograph: Joana Vasconcelos
Joana Vasconcelos, the visionary Portuguese artist who challenges conventions and gender stereotypes, will be part of the Monograph series at IED Firenze.
The designer and teacher of the IED Madrid, Raquel Buj in Colombia October 2023
During the month of October, the IED team will travel to Colombia with Raquel Buj, fashion designer, architect and teacher at IED Madrid, who will give a series of conferences with our allies in that country.
IED Roma Design Awards 2023
The annual ceremony to award the most creative and innovative projects by recent grads of IED Roma is celebrating its golden anniversary to mark the 50th year of the school. The date is set for 30th October at the Teatro dell’Opera.
Take advantage from the special promotion available for our Summer courses
Book and complete now your enrollment process to one of the IED and Accademia Aldo Galli Summer courses, offered in Italy and Spain, and you will benefit from a special discount on the tuition fee.
IED Barcelona alumnus Carolina Galeazzi, Mention for Young Design at Catalonia Ecodesign Award 2023
The former student of the Master in Sustainable Design and Social Impact was recognised for “Ex•Tĕrra”, while “Santa Carxofa” by fellow IED student Justine Oriana Vargas Parra was also a finalist.
IEDxPagani: the new Master's thesis in Transportation Design
The Pagani Zonda will soon mark its 25th anniversary in 2024. This raises the question of how the Zonda might appear 25 years from now.
IED Barcelona with Open Arms United with Yachting to raise awareness in the luxury yacht industry about saving lives at sea
Students from different disciplines have created two proposals that combine design, solidarity and the superyacht industry which can be seen at the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) until 30 September.
IED Barcelona inaugurates 2023-2024 academic year with undergraduate programme students
The starting signal for a new academic year was fired with the celebration of Welcome Event and Welcome Week.
Undergraduate Courses in Italy and Spain - Play it forward!
Very Early Bird Promotion - 20 % discount on tuition fees for Three-year and Five-year courses starting in September and October 2024.
“Terrakos” by IED Barcelona alumnus Mina Barchi, The Stone and Wood Award 2023 finalist
The project consists of a filtering system for microplastic-contaminated marine waters, inspired by terracotta.
The artistic design talents of IED Barcelona students creates a new reflection for Cervezas Alhambra’s glass bottles
“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.
IED Barcelona imagines the future of Nomad Coffee with Wacaco
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.
Sustainable design with a purpose, made in IED Barcelona
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.
IED Barcelona interior design at the 35th Premios Habitácola
The projects “Cañizo 23” by Monique Almeida de Oliveira and Hana Tamer Abdelaziz; “Balcome” by Arola Velasco Moreno and Júlia Barrera Garcés; and “Sharing Green” by Mia Murrieta Vatterodt, Yuval Salman and Kira Roeblitz are among the 10 finalists for these awards promoted by ARQUIN-FAD.
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David Leon Fiene IED Barcelona graduate and Professor created a story of identity, community and collaboration—shedding light on our similarities and differences, looking at things anew to celebrate our individuality and bring us closer together
Three IED Barcelona teachers recognised at the Architizer A+ Awards 2023
Natali Canas del Pozo, Oliver Franz Schmidt and Lucas Echeveste Lacy, founders of the architecture studio El Equipo Creativo, have won the ‘Best Interior Design Firm’ award; the most renowned international recognition for an interior design studio.
Specialising in the Hospitality sector
The Hospitality industry is constantly growing. Discover the professions that make the hospitality experience unique!
The hospitality industry. A rapidly expanding sector
Despite the complications caused by the pandemic over the last few years, the hospitality industry has shown remarkable resilience and strong growth. The luxury hotel sector, in particular, is causing a lot of buzz with the opening of new hotels that promise unprecedented luxury experiences to travellers the world over.
Career Interview 2023
The two-day in-presence event is back, enabling IED Roma new graduates to meet prestigious companies. A first and essential step towards the professional world.
Design that reaches new audiences by working collaboratively
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.
Preserving biodiversity through product and transportation design
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.
Best Thesis Awards 2023 – IED Barcelona
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.
SERINA ORB, winner of a Best of The Year at the iF Design Student Award
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
Biodiversity, heritage and design
The first edition of the IED Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue Award for Best Interior Design Thesis at IED Barcelona saw a proposal to create a centre for the study of alternative sources of protein based in a farmhouse in Barcelona crowned as the winner.
IED Talent Day: an unmissable opportunity for IED Milano master's students
Inter, communication company Different, and Trident Music are scouting talents among master's students in Graphic Design and Digital Communication Strategy.
IED Barcelona celebrates the 2023 Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony
Students in their final year of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), IED Diploma and Foundation Course in Global Design will bring their academic stage at the school to a close on 19 June at 6 pm at Aribau Multicines.
IED Monograph: Formafantasma
Formafantasma is a research-based design studio investigating the ecological, historical, political and social forces shaping the discipline of design today.
Strategic Design for Business Realities
IED Barcelona’s Master in Design Management students have met with representatives from Nacar Strategic Design Agency, Fujitsu, Hatch Studio, HP and NTT Data in the framework of the latest Career Forum session.
IED's Interior Design study programs, among the best in Spain according to Financial Magazine
The magazine ranks IED Group's Bachelor's and Master's programmes in sixth place in the list of Spanish institutions
IED Books: Massimo Canevacci
The first IED Books appointment with Massimo Canevacci: an Italian academic, ethnographer and critical thinker, will present his latest book "Stupore Indigeno. Le culture native in Brasile tra rituali iniziatici e sfide digitali".
An exclusive talk with Formafantasma inaugurates the partnership between IED and Centro Pecci
IED Firenze students and teachers had the opportunity to visit an exclusive preview of 'Eccentrica', the permanent collection of the Centro Pecci Pecci, where they met Formafantasma, the designers who have worked on setting up the exhibition.
Much more than sketching
On the occasion of Automobile Barcelona, on 18 May, IED Barcelona held the first Car Design Sketching Marathon open to all Transportation Design students.
Government of Catalonia Institutional Graduation Ceremony
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
IED Barcelona participates in the 30th anniversary of Sónar+D with Slow Light
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 presents biomaterials applications at WantedDesign 2023
IED participates in the new edition of WantedDesign in Manhattan and wins a Conscious Design Award
Towards energy self-consumption
IED Barcelona installs solar panels on the rooftops of its Point One facility that will save up to 40% of electricity.
Enrolment facilitations for Master Courses and Master of Arts
IED decided to reward those students who commit up front with a special Early Bird discount.
IED Alumni at Milan Design Week 2023
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.
A Sant Jordi marked by intergenerationality and solidarity through design
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.
Theatre lesson for the Event Design Class
The students of the three years diploma course in Interior Design, led by Professor Mario Loprevite, went to the Franco Parenti Theatre in Milan to follow the rehearsals of the show "Fratellina"
Semester & Year Abroad Early Bird
To take advantage of the discounts, it is necessary to register within the indicated terms.
Phos by Gabriele Onnis selected by the ADI Design Museum for the exhibition “Italy: a New Collective Landscape
The crafts and technology pairing, on tour in Catalonia
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.
Designing to build a better world
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.
IED Design Week 2023
Memory, Transformation, Technology, Space and Materials. IED invites you to discover the links between between these powerful words and and the plentiful of events arranged for Milan Design week, the biggest annual design event in the world.
IED Brazil at Salone Satellite
The Salone del Mobile event dedicated to designers under 35 hosts three IED proposals to reflect on the impact of design projects.
Talent Day IED Torino
The recruiting event dedicated to Moonstone designers, the new graduates of the Master in Transportation Design
New crafts. Digital Revolution II
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.
1st Mastering your Brain: Fashion Tech & Sustainability
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.
IED Master Experience 2021/2022
IED Master's thesis projects for the academic year 2021/22 are now finally available online
The Minister of Education visits IED Barcelona’s stand at the Saló de l'Ensenyament
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
MITSUBISHI MOONSTONE: The concept crossover that explores the routes of the future
IED presents the new concept created by the students of the Master Course in Transportation Design in partnership with Mitsubishi Motors. Save the date: 28th March 2023.
IED in Peru
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
Design, light and energy needs under discussion on Italian Design Day
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”.
IED virtual meeting
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.
Making herstory in creative cuisine
Carlotta Cofano, trained in Food Design at IED Barcelona, is the first female chef to win the Negrini Creative Cooking Contest.
IED at Design Week Dominican Republic
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.
Italian Design Days in Georgia
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”
The quality that enlightens
Italian Design Day 2023 theme is "The quality that enlightens" - Design energy for people and the environment
Undergraduate scholarships in Italy and Spain 23/24
Give space to your creativity and your ideas! Participate in the competition for the assignment of 194 scholarships for the three-year, post-diploma and foundation courses provided in the Milan, Cagliari, Florence, Rome, Turin, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and at the Aldo Galli Academy of Fine Arts of Como.
IED en Sillas 32º edición Toulouse Lautrec Perú 2023
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.
Design that combines craftsmanship with technology at MWW23
This year, the IED Barcelona multidisciplinary workshops week focused on the union between Craft & Tech.
Minimum energy consumption praised at Llum BCN
Slow Light by IED Barcelona is a collaborative proposal that works without electricity and delighted the festival’s jury.
IED Madrid, official school of Madrid Design Festival with an extensive programme of activities
Exhibitions, talks and an opening ceremony are just some of the proposals with which Istituto Europeo di Design will participate in this edition.
International Scholarship Competition - Master courses
57 scholarships to support young talents interested in attending a Master course in Italy or Spain.
IED Barcelona, design partner in the Gracia neighborhood
Pasarela, the catering establishment in the Gracia neighborhood formerly known as El Molinet, has a new logo and interior design carried out by IED Barcelona.
Nautical design racking up awards
De Antonio Yachts, by two IED Barcelona alumni, wins the most sought-after award in the European nautical industry for the second time.
Technology at the service of crafts through design
Artesanía Catalunya and IED Barcelona collaborate for a 7th edition in the creation of artisan products integrating digital manufacturing techniques
A New Era of Coffee Harvesting: IED students' projects at the Nuvola Lavazza in Turin
From 16 January to 13 February, Nuvola Lavazza in Turin will host an exhibition of the coffee harvesters of the future, created by the eighteen students of the Master in Transportation Design IED Turin.
Brand communication, what does it mean and why is it so important?
How to offer a narration of your brand to the customer influencing the behaviors and habits of purchase
IED Barcelona’s master’s degrees in fashion and interior design recognized in the Financial Magazine rankings
This recognition highlights the work of the school as a driving force behind innovation and talent through design training.
Five innovative solutions to important health challenges
Devices to detect visual problems in developing communities, provide geriatric care in rural areas, and diagnose lung cancer in its early stages.
Two IED Barcelona projects recognised by INSPIRED IN BARCELONA
The international digital promotion platform INSPIRED IN BARCELONA has highlighted the creativity of two projects that rethink the future of food waste in its Inspired Picks section.
20 years of a collective dream through design
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.
Anticipating future design scenarios
IED Barcelona organised the round table "What's the next point?" in a bid to imagine what future design scenarios will be like from the perspective of training, taking the city of Barcelona as a case study.
Celebrating two decades of history of IED Barcelona
On the occasion of this celebration, “A collective dream” will be showcased; a display through the history of the school by way of outstanding projects carried out by its students.
Three IED Theses selected for the ADI Design Index 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
Carolina Galeazzi, IED Barcelona student, winner of the Foodture Sustainable Innovation Awards with Ex•Tĕrra
The Ex•Tĕrra project by IED Barcelona student Carolina Galeazzi has won one of the Foodture Sustainable Innovation Awards.
The Istituto Europeo di Design inaugurates the Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary Design
The two-year course in Transdisciplinary Design will take place in Turin and will investigate new ways of conceiving and realising the relationship between design and society
IED Milano Alumni in Product Design. He's considered one of the most important Italian contemporary designers.
IED Madrid Alumni in Industrial Design. He is one of the most important figures in contemporary design.
Register to our Spring Semester courses and save 15% on the tuition fee!
Next February be part of our inspiring Semester courses and develop new skills in an international and engaging environment!
IED WINNERS AT ARTS THREAD GLOBAL GRAD SHOW WITH GUCCI
We are happy to communicate IED winners within the Global Design Graduate Show - Arts Thread 2022 in partnership with Gucci
10th Rometti Prize: a vase by Tomas Bongermino is also awarded on the podium
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.
Bonetto Award Plaque: IED wins first and third prize with two Product Design dissertations
First place went to the start-up Swarmix (by Edoardo Amato, Enrico Canella and Giacomo Pizzoni), focusing on the preservation and repopulation of bees.
REVERSO BY IED ALUMNUS FRANCISCO LARA AT DUTCH DESIGN WEEK 2022
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.
Scholarship Competition Undergraduate Courses 2023-2024
44 Scholarships for IED Undergraduate and Foundation Courses in Italy and Spain
IED for iF DESIGN MARATHON 2022
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
Master's Degrees Scholarship Contest - September 2022
IED’s three sites in Spain: Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao, launch 7 Scholarships for the Academic year 2022/2023
IED in CADi- Latin American Design Congress LATAM 2022
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).
Coming soon IED in the sixth edition of Visual Merchandising Workshop Latin America, México 2022
Next September 22nd & 23rd, IED will participate in the sixth edition of the Visual Merchandising Workshop Latinamerica with the experts Anna Sabater and Marc Guitart.
Possibility of simultaneous registration to two higher education courses.
A Ministerial Decree has published the modalities for applying the provisions of the new law.
IED SALUTES THE QUEEN
In October 2000, Queen Elizabeth II came to Milan and on her itinerary there was a visit to the Istituto Europeo di Design.
Graduation Ceremony IED Roma
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.
The event celebrating the Graduation Days of the Undergraduate Courses in Fashion, Design and Communication.
Scholarships for 2022/2023 Second Level Academic Diploma programmes.
10 scholarships to promote the talent of young creatives.
'Designing for the Many: Hemeroteca Digital'
A proposal that speculates about future events focusing on design’s role
'ATTRACT Academy': A European academic alliance to boost education in technology, science and AI
A pioneering venture funded by the EU program ‘Horizon 2020’
What will the races of the future be like?
Vehicles that compete across different water, air and land environments, and competitions with digital obstacles integrated in the real world are some of the proposals.
The Francesco Morelli Foundation establishes the Francesco Morelli Grant Award
25 candidate Development Plans 18 admitted to the evaluation 8 Development Plans awarded
IED at Buro Fair in Bogotá, Colombia
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design recognizes Talent of Colombian Design and Entrepreneurship.
WINNERS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST FOR MASTER OF DESIGN AND INNOVATION PROGRAMMES -JANUARY 2023
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.
Merit mention for Sustainable Design to three Product Design students
Valentino Bosetti, Francesco Magenta and Gaia Zarantonello (IED Milano) are the authors of the 'Vertical' project, awarded at Cumulus Green.
Best Thesis Awards 2022-IED Barcelona
The four proposals, from the areas of Design, Management & Design Strategies, Fashion, and Visual Communication, convey the interests and concerns of a new generation of designers.
Food Design Week: Emblemàtics by IED Barcelona Alumni
Organised by Barcelona Centre de Disseny, the graduates of the class of 2021 were actively involved in two restaurants along the route.
Food Design System x Edivi
Two projects from the interdisciplinary subject Food Design System have been presented at the latest meeting of EDIVI.
Fuorisalone, the international IED designers community gathers around a camper van
"TAKING YOU BEYOND”, THE IED ALUMNI EVENT IN VIA SCIESA MILAN FROM 7 TO 11 JUNE.
The path of the creative process
A master class, organised in collaboration with Cultura Inquieta and Renault, around the different phases of creative production.
New IED Master of Arts
IED proposes for the academic year 2022/23, starting next October 2022, the first two-year courses of its offer.
IED goes to NY
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.
Master Tales: Master Alumni testimonials at the click of a button.
This will be a series of meetings and interviews to tell what happens after graduating from a master's degree.
IED Master Experience
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
IED GOES TO NY
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.
IED Torino Alumni in Transportation Design. Senior Car Designer and artist at night.
IED Milano Alumni in Industrial Design. Currently Vice President, Design creative director & innovation of The Estée Lauder Companies.
International Design Day: Embrace uncertainty
‘Suspended in transition’ is the theme proposed for this year’s edition; a motto that encourages designers to embrace uncertainty as an arena from which to reflect, to step out of their comfort zones, and to explore alternative futures.
Talk on ‘Designing the Metaverse’ within the framework of Mobile Week Barcelona
How do we construct and explain stories? How do we use technology to improve new realities and formats? How do physical space and the virtual environment coexist? What aspects define good design in virtual worlds?
IED Barcelona at Saló de l’Ensenyament and Futura 2022
IED Barcelona will be part of the Saló de l’Ensenyament from 16 March to 20 March.
Climate action focus of the latest edition of CBI
“From a small farmer in the Philippines to a businessman in London, climate change is affecting everyone”.
The Herstory of Design
Women have written key chapters in the history of art and design, not always receiving the public recognition that their contributions to these disciplines have deserved.
IED design for social transformation in “Design for Inclusion”
IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
Scholarship competition 22/23 - Undergraduate
IED Network offers 182 scholarships for its Undergraduate courses held in Italy and Spain.v
‘Treequency’ gives a voice to the trees at Llum BCN 2022
The installation has succeeded in recreating an oasis of calm and a connection with nature in Poblenou’s Parc del Centre.
IED Open Days Undergraduate
IED and Accademia Galli present the Open Days dedicated to the Undergraduates and Post-Diploma courses of Milan, Cagliari, Florence, Rome, Turin and Accademia Galli in Como.
Folio Review 2022 projects the creative force of emerging design talent
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?
Sustainability, tradition, technology and beauty at Foodture 2021
The summit will take place on 26 and 27 November at the Disseny Hub, which will feature three projects by IED Barcelona alumni.
International scholarship competition for Undergraduate courses 22/23
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design and “Aldo Galli “ Academy of Fine Arts and Kunsthal Centro Superior de Diseño SL have offered 46 scholarships to support those talents who want to attend an Undergraduate or Foundation course abroad and boost their training path with an experience in Italy or Spain*. The scholarship will cover 50% of the tuition fee!
Italian Design: The bridge between beauty, technology and humanity
How design inspired by Italian culture can help restart Europe in the next decade?
"Light Shelters" by IED Alumni at Dubai Design Week 2021
IED participates in the Dubai Design Week 2021 with a physical exhibition “Light Shelters”, displaying 2 projects by IED Alumni. From November 8th to 12th.
Connecting with the mind and body through light
‘478’ is the installation with which IED Barcelona was present in the special edition of Llum Barcelona.
Two IED alumni win third prize at Spain’s Roca One Day Design Challenge
‘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.
Innovative, sustainable and committed design to help refugees in Lesbos
‘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.
From new crafts to virtual identities
An interactive installation to create our own virtual identity and an immersive journey through a 3D “wonderland” are the proposals that IED Barcelona and IED Milan presented at the SónarCCCB 2021, driven by Sónar.
IED Barcelona designs the equestrian obstacle ‘Castellers’ for CSIO Barcelona 2021
'Castellers' is a proposal inspired by the colours and shapes of the long-standing Catalan tradition of the 'castells', or human towers.
Reacting to shock: Transformative Resilience. IED and the Global Goals Jam 2021
For the fourth year, IED is participating in the Global Goals Jam, which will take place in both Milan and Rome following the pandemic period. It will be a research and design journey around Transformative Resilience, the theme chosen by the Research Centre.
'Experiential vehicles, the tourism of the future', by IED Barcelona, SEAT and Carnet
All these designs result in THE GREATEST TRIP for a reduced group of passengers. They go beyond mere functionality, enabling people to form connections on the basis of experiences.
MILAN, HOME TO THE FIRST IED INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS
ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN PRESENTS WITH ARIA THE DESIGN OF THE CAMPUS THAT WILL BE BUILT IN THE AREA OF EX MACELLO.
New Master course in User Experience Design
IED presents a Master course in UX Design. An innovative course also in the mode of delivery: the attendance is in fact "blended" and offers a mix of online classes and offline project activities at IED Milano and Roma's headquarters.
IED Barcelona project ‘Panot’ wins Habitácola 2021
A collection of clay pavement tiles that serve as a street filter system.
Best Thesis 2021: Creativity as a force for change
The projects chosen are the result of a creative process developed in different stages: from research to the final proposal.
IED Profile: Simone Bonanni - Product Designer
Graduated at IED, Simone Bonanni is now an awarded designer that works for international brands. Find out more about his projects in this article.
IED is an official partner of the New European Bauhaus Initiative
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design is one of the official partners of the New European Bauhaus Initiative, selected by the European Commission. Find out more in this news.
The iF Design Talent Award 2021 shortlists the project of IED student Anastasiia Kuliabina
The project is one of the designs selected by a jury of 43 international experts in the first round of this prestigious competition.
IED wins both prizes in the 5th ProGold Design Contest
For the fifth year in a row, the Istituto Europeo di Design confirms its partnership with Progold, with students from Jewellery Design in the 5th Progold Design Contest, the international competition promoted by the Vicenza.
scholarships competition for 22/23 master courses
IED Network offers 109 scholarships for its Master courses held in Italy and Spain.
SUZUKI MISANO – La Dolce Vita X Way of Life
Istituto Europeo di Design presents the new concept vehicle designed by the students of the Master in Transportation Design in collaboration with Suzuki.
More Than Monday | Inspirational Stories
This is a virtual meeting place dedicated to relationships, inspirational content, and trends in the contemporary and learning world.
Cross Cultural Chairs by Matteo Guarnaccia
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.
Simone Fabbro wins the Hispano Suiza Design Contest
The student of the Undergraduate Course in Transportation Design at IED Torino was announced as the winner of the international contest launched by the historic Spanish car brand.
INNO-TEC-LAB “Development of opportunities in the field of design for technical careers through innovation-laboratories” is a Strategic Partnership for Higher Education, co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union (Key Action 2).
IED triumf with a double win at the ADCI Awards 2020
IED Roma and IED Milano are the undisputed protagonists in the Students category - winning first and second place respectively - at the ADCI Awards 2020, which is the most important prize for creativity in advertising communication.
A Virtual Reality project by IED represents Spain in the final round of Red Bull Basement
The proposal, selected from 93 national projects, addresses the impact of current mobility restrictions on student travel.
IED Dean Riccardo Balbo at ICCSD under the auspices of UNESCO
IED Dean Riccardo Balbo at ICCSD Advisory Committee 2020
IED Next and Amaze Project
Due to the pandemic on 2020 the digital exhibitions took the place of the classic end-of-year physical showcases: IED has made a virtue of necessity.
Reconnecting with nature through biophilic design
Interior Design and Product Design students explore new concepts of spaces, services and products capable of reconnecting humans with nature.
Best Thesis 2020
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.
IED launches the Smart School
Istituto Europeo di Design is setting up a temporary distance learning plan with live-streamed lectures, on-line tutoring, video handouts and digital materials to overcome the shut-down of schools.
Lluman: Light and nature to bring Poblenou to life
The project evokes the evolutive process of the natural world, focusing on the irregularity of the biophilic and organic patterns.
NEW SPECIAL COLLABORATIONS FOR THE THESIS PROJECTS IN TRANSPORTATION DESIGN
Suzuki, Honda and Azimut deliver the brief to the students.
IED Roma Design Award 2022: find out all the winners
The 'Alice nella Città' Film Festival has teamed up with the Istituto Europeo di Design to award prizes for the most innovative ideas and projects developed at the school campus in Rome. Special guests, actress Paola Minaccioni and illustrator Zuzu
IED talents at Dubai Design Week 2019!
Five multidisciplinary projects were put on display at Global Grad Show and IED Alumnus Ghassan Salameh appointed as guest curator proposing two exhibitions.
Turian at Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019
IED Barcelona Alumni Federico Abascal led the team of the exterior design of Turian, the Hyperloop UPV prototype designed for the Pod Competition 2019 organised by Space X and The Boring Company.
Designing for the many
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 at Dubai Design Week 2018
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.
IED at 88th Geneva International Motor Show
On the occasion of the Geneva Motorshow - for the first time ever- IED presented a prototype with the interiors
Cross Cultural Chairs by alumni Matteo Guarnaccia
Cross Cultural Chairs by Matteo Guarnaccia is a project that blends anthropology with design
IED at London Design Festival 2018
London Design Festival celebrates and promotes the city as the design capital of the world.
Dubai Design Week 2017
IED took part of the Dubai Design Week 2017 showcasing different proposals by students and alumni.
IED Barcelona and Seat design the future of mobility
The initial approach was to design innovative transportation systems for 2035.