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.

Antigone Acconci

Antigone Acconci
Graduated in Architecture, she got a Master at IED Milano, where she’s currently working as final project coordinator and teacher. She works as architect and interior designer for several Italian and international brands. In 2011 she was nominated with Riccardo Bastiani as Young Design Talent by Elle Decor Italy.

Raffaele Azzarelli

Raffaele Azzarelli
Graduated in 2002 in Architecture, he has worked in different architectural firms, where he managed projects on residential and commercial sectors, exhibitions and graphical/editorial projects. From 2006 to 2010 he was a consultant for several public insitutions for architectural projects for hospitals and nurseries. In 2006 he founded rgastudio, specializing in interior design for commercial spaces, especially in the food sector, both in Italy and abroad.

Bruno Barabaschi

Bruno Barabaschi
Graduated as Geometra, he is qualified as technician for the environment and the territory. He helds a professional certification for Autodesk Revit Architecture software for 2013 and 3ds Max 2013. Active in the field of 3D graphics for architecture, he’s teaching while working with various firms and training centers. He also deals with Augmented Reality and Topography. http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=115849232&trk=tab_pro www.brunobarabaschi.it

Fabrizio Bertero

Fabrizio Bertero
Fabrizio Bertero, Andrea Panto and Simona Marzoli founded in 1998 BPM Studio, design studio that applies their creativity to areas ranging from urban to 'industrial design, architecture and interior design. For almost fifteen years the studio deals with projects of international dimension - Zanotta, Frankie Morello, illy, Fiat and Alfa Romeo, TDK. Sito Web: www.bpm-studio.it

Giacomo Bertolazzi

Giacomo Bertolazzi
Graduated in interior architecture at IED in 1994. In 1995 he collaborated for Futurarium project, organizing international workshops held by Gaetano Pesce, Ron Arad, Ettore Sottsass. From 1995 he’s collaborating with IED Milano as teacher and coordinator of Product design three year courses. Simultaneously he’s developing freelance projects. Linkedin: http://it.linkedin.com/pub/giacomo-bertolazzi/10/152/785

Alberto Campolunghi

Alberto Campolunghi
Freelance architect, he deals with the design of public spaces, private houses renovation, offices and installations of temporary exhibitions. Conducts research on issues related to the design and upgrading of public spaces at the Faculty of Design at Politecnico di Milano, where he is helding various courses. He teaches at IED for Interior Design students the "Materials Tipology 1" and "Modellistica 2". it.linkedin.com/pub/alberto-campolunghi/29/632/444/

Matteo Cupella

Matteo Cupella
He graduated in Interior-Design at IED Milan. He obtained a Masters in shopdesign at the POLI Design Milan. Since 2001 he works as Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Interior Designer. He collaborates with Sole24Ore, Mulino Bianco, Virgil, Strato-kitchens, Municipality of Milan and Lombardy. Since 2007 he is teaching in IED. He founded in January 2013 his studio called 9CPLUS. https://www.facebook.com/9CPLUS www.9cplus.it

Gianluca Di Muzio

Gianluca Di Muzio
Architect, exhibition designer, light designer. He designs also ephemeral architectures: exhibitons, stages, commercial spaces, interiors, places for work and for life. He has designed for many brands including Lenox, Wedgwood, Rosenthal, Atmosphera, Arjowiggins, and operates worldwide. Website: www.dimuzio.com

Letizia Fontanini

Letizia Fontanini
Graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano. Starting from 1975 she worked as freelance in the field of architectural design (residential buildings), renovations, interior design (apartments and shops) and stand design. She’s been teaching at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan from 1977.

Massimo Gianquitto

Massimo Gianquitto
He graduated in architecture in 1990 at the Politecnico di Milano. Since 1992 he has been working in industrial and interior design. He plays a significant role in important architectural projects in the town of Reggio Emilia . In 2007 he published his first book entitled "Living colour", and in 2012 he published an essay on contemporary Art entitled "A walk in the Art, from 1750 to today". He teaches "Modern and contemporary art" at IED Milan.

Giorgio Grandi

Giorgio Grandi
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

Fabio Groppi

Fabio Groppi
Manages training since 1990 in the field of architectural CAD 2D e 3D and manufacturing for companies and professionals. Over the years this activity expands and diversifies alongside the testing of virtual graphics for design. Helds certifications of Autodesk Autocad, Inventor and 3DS Max.

Ilaria Innocenti

Ilaria Innocenti
She works in the product and interior design area developing projects for private clients and businesses. In 2010 participates at Fuorisalone and from here she begins her research work on a decorative language that combines freehand drawing, textures and suggestions. Since 2013, she is the Art director of Karpeta and her products are in atelier such as Mint in London and La Rinascente in Milan.

Jole Lombardini

Jole Lombardini
Graduated in 2010 in Interior Design with honors from IED Milan with a thesis EcoKitchen in collaboration with the company Schiffini. In 2011 she specializes in management of cultural events. She currently works at the IED in Milan as a teacher of the Techniques and Technologies of Design, teaching assistant of the three year course in Interior Design and as a thesis assistant.

Debora Pace

Debora Pace
In 2004 she graduated in Interior Design at IED Milan. In 2007 she founded, together with Elisa Sozzi, "Le 18:00", a studio / lab / shop, working on several projects in the field of interior, graphic design and fashion. Since 2011 she collaborates with IED in Milan as a teacher of "Design Sketching" course. www.le18.it

Paola Proverbio

Paola Proverbio
Architect and PhD in Design Science, she deals with the theory and history of contemporary architecture and design. She was a scientific consultant for the creation of digitized historical archives of the brands Danese, Flos, Arteluce; consultant for “Domus” magazine iconographic archive. Recently she collaborated with CASVA for the study and cataloging of architecture, design and graphics archives in Lombardia.

Simona Pittaluga

Simona Pittaluga
From 1999 she’s starting her career with freelance collaborations in sectors of architectural design, approaching mostly residential and commercial spaces. From 2008 she’s collaborating with IED Milan, and from 2009 she collaborates with Hospital of Melegnano being involved into the redevelopment and expansion of hospital facilities.

Massimo Reccanello

Massimo Reccanello
Graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico of Milan. In 1994 starts working with several Architects on different projects regarding residential and commercial spaces. In 1999 starts working on concepts, design and construction - exhibition supervisions as a freelancer. In 2010 he founds the MRP ARCHITETTURE & Partners, a project office operating in the field of architecture and design with other partners. www.mrparchitetture.com

Ambrogio Risari

Ambrogio Risari
Graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano practicing in the context of architectural design, restoration and interior design, following the entire procedure from ideation to project management. Specialized in coordinating the work of professional studios with different skills in a harmonious and coherent planning strategy. He’s partner at studio Dubini, Risari and Melzi d’Eril associates. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ambrogio-risari/18/613/27b www.drme.it

Silvia Roth

Silvia Roth
She graduated in Industrial Design at IED. In 1999-2000 she collaborated with the Advance Design Center at Alfa Romeo in Arese and other different architecture and design studios. 

Matteo Rigamonti

Matteo Rigamonti
Graduated in Architecture, he is specialized in Conservation: his activity focuses on Adaptive Reuse Design and the reactivation of built heritage through user-centered design strategies. Mainly active in Europe and China, he is involved in the reuse and the social reactivation of the architectural heritage in urban environment as well as in historical rural villages.

Olga Salvoni

Olga Salvoni
Designer specialized in color design; she has worked in Francesca Valan Studio dealing with national and international projects. In 2012 she co-founded IOOI’, which offers multidisciplinary design services. She works as a consultant taking care of the CMF design. 

Shuji Tono

Shuji Tono
He graduated in Architecture at the University of Design Tokyo, he earned a diploma for interior furnishings design at IED. He specialized his skills in private residencies design and construction of large buildings at Fuji Interior Design and Ricdesign Studio. He has collaborated with Marutoyo Furnituer, Kawasaki Motors, Sankyo Aluminium. In 1997 he opened the studio "Oedipus Design" with two partners. From 1998 he started teaching "Modellistica" Course at IED.

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".

Valentina D'Amico

Valentina D'Amico
Valentina D’Amico graduated in Interior Design at IED Milan in June 2008. She works at Grafiche Rekord in Research and Development Division of innovative materials for printing. She has collaborated with Studio Palomba Serafini Associati as graphic designer. Previously she has been graphic assistant at Studio Lo Scalzo Moscheri.  

Filippo Selis

Filippo Selis
Filippo Selis is a sole practitioner architect and energy performance inspector, skilled in architecture design, sustainability and energy efficiency, conservative restoration, renovation, interior design. Since 2007 he is teacher of architectural drawing and survey at IED Design. it.linkedin.com/in/filipposelis  www.filipposelis.com  

Pasquale Femia

Pasquale Femia

Mauro Carta

Mauro Carta

Raffaele Bocchetti

Raffaele Bocchetti
Graduated in Economy with a Masters degree in Marketing and Communication, he’s a consultant and expert trainer of Etnomarketing, working with profit, no profit and public companies. He collaborated with Lab. Banca e Società (Intesa), B.C.G., Agos Ducato, Extrabanca, AVI, Fondazione Ethnoland, Atenateam, Regione Lombardia. 

Francesco Cagliani

Francesco Cagliani
Furniture & Product Designer. Since 2006, Freelancer for architectural offices, private companies and public offices, focusing the attention on communication management, interior, product  and graphic design. Since 2010, working as designer For  MRP Architetture. Website: www.mrparchitetture.com

Ulderico Daniele

Ulderico Daniele
Researcher and a professor in Social and Cultural Anthropology. He carried out ethnographic fieldwork among Roma groups and with migrants focusing on two topics: the interplay between identities and olicies; the reconfiguration of power and authorities. He has been teaching in academia and with professionals from public and private sector; moreover, he has been working as expert, assessor and advisor for national and local administrations and NGOs. He published two books and several articles for Italian and international journals.  

Vincenzo Donadio

Vincenzo Donadio
Graduate at Politecnico of Milan. Many professional partnership with other firms for designing interiors and buildings in Sadui Arabia, UAE, UK and Italy. Since 2010 is teaching architectural composition in Politecnico from 1st to 3rd year with professor Garatti and Canella. From 2004 to 2009 has been part of an international network (European Architecture Students Students Assembly) as main organizer too.  

Anna Chiara Ferrero

Anna Chiara Ferrero
After his Master's degree in Artistic Management, he organized exhibitions in collaboration with Italian institutions (Triennale di Milano, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fondazione Mazzotta, Space Oberdan, Fondazione Magnani Rocca) and foreign (PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile, Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Comunidad de Madrid). He is currently involved in the development of cultural projects in the field of design and the visual arts.

Gabriello Lello

Gabriello Lello
After graduation in Industrial Design course at IED in Milan he worked as designer at Urquiola Studio where he stayed for 2 years and then decided to dedicate himself to his passion for yacht design. From that moment he has been working as interior designer and project manager for the most important shipyards such as Perini Navi, where he stayed for over 8 years, Admiral Tecnomar and Sanlorenzo yacht. He collaborates with IED and with numerous design projects.  

Simona Marzoli

Simona Marzoli
Graduated in Interior Architecture from IED in 1997.Her studio of interior design and visual communications realise projects for private homes, bars, restaurants, clubs, stores and exhibition stands, as well as manages the corporate image for a broad range of companies. Amongst her main clients: Zanotta, Campari, Camera della Moda Italiana, Triennale di Milano, Roberto Cavalli, Agusta Westland. She is a design teacher with more than 15 years of experience in design methodology and project development.

Beatrice Novara

Beatrice Novara
Graduated in Interior Design at IED in 2012, is now working as Thesis Coordinator. Always searching for new challenges, in Italy and abroad, she expresses her creativity ranging from interior and product design projects to events In 2017 she took part to Salone Satellite.

Stefano Moscatelli

Stefano 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, at Politecnico di Milano, and at the Spring Semester of the University of Southern California. He is the author of the monographies On the road: Milano, 2015, Archibook Expo 2015, Zurigo. The quest of the essential, 2006, Senso e forma dell’architettura contemporanea. Le tecniche del comporre, 2009 and of a few itineraries of contemporary architecture for the magazine Area.

Michelangelo Petralito

Michelangelo Petralito
Art Director.

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.

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