Interior Design

Undergraduate Courses - Milan

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Main goal of the course is training students to conceive their works as a unique spirit, merging feelings and perceptions with a rigorous functional disposition. They learn to interact with the Italian design system that complex and unique network of relations among Italian/international Designers, schools, Made in Italy businesses producing furniture/lamps and customer companies. 

The specialization in Set Design trains a professional figure which designs the physical scenario where an event takes place in, designing the set, selecting the materials, the type of lighting, the multimedia supports in order to concentrate communication on the audience and capture the media’s interest. 

Title - The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2020
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Italian

Get an insight into the creative professions: Interior Designer

Context – The global market has a growing demand for eclectic interior designers with competences both in the architectural composition of a space and in the design of services, to organize and improve the relation between space and people.

Methodology and structure - The student acquires a broad range of competences: cultural, technical and project based. Cultural elements connected to design, architecture and art but also sociology and anthropology are all subjects of study, necessary to comprehend the evolutionary phenomena of behaviour. 

Students are introduced to marketing, an essential tool for analysing brand values and market positioning of the companies the interior designer collaborates with. They gain their own solid project development method that, starting from ethical, social and sustainable values, allow them to acquire a mindset for strategic design. Once the design mindset has been defined, an accurate definition of spaces highlighting of psychological and physical wellbeing is developed through a careful use of materials, colours and lights. 

To this end, the Designer must possess those expressive tools allowing to develop, assess and explain the project: the pencil, 3-D modelling and rendering software. 
Students who chose the Specialisation in Set Design have the organization, supply and set up of the scenography, among the tasks required, all demanding managing and operational skills.

Careers – Interior Designer, Exhibit Designer, Retail Designer, Restaurant Designer, Set Designer, Designer for Hospitality, Service Designer.

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.

Caterina Malinconico - Course Coordinator

Caterina Malinconico - Course Coordinator
Architect. Besides her role as Course coordinator and Teacher at IED, she works as freelance dealing with building restructuring. In 2008 she specialized in energy certification.  

Gabriel Weirich

Gabriel Weirich
Graduated in Fashion Design (HAW Hamburg, Germany. His interdisciplinary consultancy studio in Milan is active in the field of design. The spectrum of the studio’s work ranges from Innovation managing, Product design, Design thinking, Trend observering and storytelling. His international clients include: WMF, Glaskoch, Ritzenhoff, Silit, Alfi, Belforte and San Patrignano. Design awards: DAAD, Marlborough Design Award, Red Dot Design Award “Best of the Best".

Matteo Moscatelli

Matteo Moscatelli
Architect with PhD in Architecture, urban design, conservation of housing and landscape. He won many awards for his projects. Currently he teaches at IED, Politecnico in Milan and University of Southern California. He is the author of the monographies On the road: Milano, Firenze 2015, Zurigo. The quest of the essential, Venezia 2006, Senso e forma dell’architettura contemporanea. Le tecniche del comporre, Milano 2009 and of a few itineraries of contemporary architecture for the magazine Area.

Alessandra Micalizzi

Alessandra Micalizzi
Psychologist and advisor at the OPL (Ordine degli Psicologi della Lombardia), after obtaining a doctorate in communication and new technologies, she began to collaborate as a lecturer and researcher with various Italian academic institutions, where she teaches cultural studies, methodology and marketing. Today he is also the contact person for the CNOP (Consiglio Nazionale Ordine Psicologi) studies and research office.  

Andrea Fiorito

Andrea Fiorito
Designer, with 10 years of experience in delivering museum projects, exposition pavilions and brand events. In 2014 he started a collaboration with Simmetrico in 2014, where he currently works as Creative Director. Over the last four years at Simmetrico, he designed international projects such as the Monaco Pavilion (2017, Astana Expo ,Kazakhstan), the exhibition “Che Guevara Tu y Todos” (2017, Italy), the brand event Luxottica Days (2018, Italy), and the Russian Copper Company’s Pavilion at the Innoprom fair (2019, Russia).  

Emanuela Delfino

Emanuela Delfino
Graduated with a thesis on the development of a sustainable mobility system in low-income contexts of Cape Town. She works at the DIS research group, Design and Innovation for Sustainability of Politecnico di Milano, where she carries out teaching activities, consultancy for companies and management EU funded projects.  In the last 2 years she started and worked as operational manager of Kuwala Energy in Malawi, a start-up that provides accessible and high quality solar energy solutions.  

Gaia Resi

Gaia Resi
Interior Designer, at  IED in Milan in 2014. She collaborates with different architects, working on interior projects. In 2015 she worked at the Rossana Orlandi showroom as an interior designer and visual merchandiser. In the following years he assisted the interior design course in English at the IED in Milan.Today she collaborates with IED as an assistant in the course of Interior Design and teacher of the course of Design methodology and assistant to thesis projects.

Leonardo Murmora

Leonardo Murmora
Graduated with honors in architecture in 2004 in Venice where, in 2009, he completed his PhD. Since 2004 in Venice he has been a member of ""GLASS Architettura Urbanistica"", dealing with architectural design and museum displays. In Milan since 2011, he collaborates with ""LAND"" coordinating the strategic and landscape design sector. From 2014 he is project manager at the ""ONEOFF"" modeling laboratory. From 2018 he worked as an assistant at the IED Milano Modeling Laboratory.  

Sara Benettolo

Sara Benettolo
Graduated in Faculty of Industrial Design with James Irvine. She began working with Cibic & Partners as a graphic designer. With Cibic she participates to Salone del Mobile and supports him in design seminars at the Politecnico of Milan and the Domus Academy. Passionate about photography, today she works mainly in the world of graphic arts, practicing the profession and realizing coordinated image and communication projects collaborating with printing houses and architecture studios.  

Silvia Remotti

Silvia Remotti
Product Service Designer graduated at Polytechnic of Milan, with experience in design for Social Innovation. She co-founded PACO Design Collaborative an international network of professionals using the Design Thinking approach and education to promote a cultural change and new sustainable business model.  She was project manager of PARTY project, an EU founded project, HORIZON2020: 4 years project, 70 co-design service workshops implemented with the San youth, a marginalised indigenous community living in Southern Africa. 

Stefano Cianci

Stefano Cianci
Architect, in 2005 he founded UtopiX, specialized in representation, visualization and design communication using 3D techniques, always taking an interest in everything related to the Creativity and Digital binomial, from photo retouching to website development, from augmented reality to real-time rendering. He currently teaches as a lecturer also at other educational institutions.  

Stefano Ferrè

Stefano Ferrè
Milano based Designer and Setup director, begins as a visualizer, draftsman and production assistant in 1992. Since then he designed and setup hundreds of events: shows, concerts, conventions and television; retail shop, display and furniture design. After five years in Studio Gioforma, he keeps working as an international level free-lance.

Walter Terruso

Walter Terruso
Graduated in Interior Design at IED Milan. I have always been, from an early age, a careful observer of what surrounds me and curiosity has always pushed me to have a direct approach to things and people. Design is the pure expression of a mental process that leads to the realization of any project. Its deep roots are in observation and curiosity, so how can I not be fascinated.  

Manuela Missanelli

Manuela Missanelli
Graduated in Industrial Design at Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan, in 2002; she worked for DuPont Engineering Polymers as designer for the development of alternative applications for engineering polymers in furniture and sanitary fields. Since 2004 she has been in the staff of Design Innovation. She is collaborating with Costa Cruises, Cutlery EME, Moleskine, A + G, Highways Centropadane, La Triennale di Milano, CAAM, Fiat Research Centre, CESI, Comieco.

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