Interior Design

Undergraduate Courses - Milan

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Main goal of the course is training students to design spaces 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.

Students learn those expressive tools that allow to develop, assess and explain a project from the briefing to the final creation and communication: the pencil, 3D modelling and rendering software.
 
Title - This BA is accredited by Italian Ministry of Education Research (MIUR) as a First Level Academic Diploma and awards 180 credits.

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2019
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    English

Check the pages dedicated to 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. 

Career opportunities – 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.

Federica Bosoni - Course coordinator

Federica Bosoni - Course coordinator
Federica obtained a diploma in Interior Architecture at IED Milano. Right after, she gained work experience in architecture and design studios in the fields of graphics, interior design and events organization. She has worked at the European Institute of Design since 2006 in the organization and teaching of both the Academic Year and the Three-year courses in English.

Caterina Malinconico

Caterina Malinconico
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.

Anna Costella

Anna Costella
Anna Costella, holds a Degree in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano and also completed a Masters in Design and Management. She currently works as an independent consultant and Interior Designer.

Marta Dal Vecchio

Marta Dal Vecchio
Graduated in Interior Architecture and Computer Graphic Design at IED.  In 2001 she achieved a Master degree in E-design at the Politecnico di Milano. She started her career working with architecture studios, as well as with Futurarium - School of Art Architecture and Design. Since '97 she’s been collaborating with IED, teaching modellism and coordinating Summer Courses and Special Projects. She also translates design editorials from Italian to English and works as Net Communication Designer. 

Ruggero Prandi

Ruggero Prandi
Graduated in Product Service System Design, he has always connected the passion for industrial design with the interest for marketing. Expert in project management in both Media and Communication Sector on international scale, nowadays he’s coordinating integrated marketing projects for Italian insurance industry’s top players.     

Beatrice Spirandelli

Beatrice Spirandelli
Architect with postgraduate international qualification in energy efficiency improvement of building facades, she has an extensive professional experience in the use of natural materials in architecture and interior design. She teaches in several training courses in the field of sustainability in construction, writes for various magazines of national circulation and wrote with Marco Moro the book La casa ecologica. Esempi di sostenibilità nel mondo.

Beatrice Vezzosi

Beatrice Vezzosi
Architect graduated at Polytechnic in Milan, Bachelor of Art in Interior Design at IED. She developed different technical and artistic skills becoming CTU at the Court of Milan and Energy Certificator. Collaborates with modeling and architectural firms in projects of interior and furniture and developing her manual abilities.

Marco Vicinanza

Marco Vicinanza
Marco Vicinanza holds an Architecture Degree from Politecnico Milan. He gained extensive experience collaborating with diverse architecture firms before opening his own studio in Milan. Marco has designed for offices and public spaces as well as restoration and renovation projects for residential spaces. In addition he also designs custom-made furniture.

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".

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.

Filippo Tazzari

Filippo Tazzari
Graduated in applied arts, since 1997 he’s been working in the field of design, mosaics and virtual elaborations. Besides numerous collaborations with architects, design studios and art ateliers, he took part at various exhibitions in Milan, Ravenna, Paris, Strasbourg and Miami. Since 2001 he’s been teaching Digital Graphic in various institutes in Lombardy.

Chiara Caberlon

Chiara Caberlon
She graduated in Architecture at Politecnico, Milan. She worked as an Interior Designer for many fashion companies and international banks. In 2004, the CaberlonCaroppi Hotel&Design studio was founded and since then it has been working on projects for a number of prestigious international names like Hilton, Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, Ostuni Rosa Marina Resort and Enjoy Garda Hotel. In 2010 and 2012 the studio was invited as ambassadors of Italian Design to Equip’hotel in Paris with the projects Room 2.0 and then Room under the Moon. 

Carla Sedini

Carla Sedini
After a Master degree in Sociology, she got a PhD in Quality of Life in the Information Society. From 2014 she’s been working as Contract Professor at Politecnico in Milan for the course Processes of social innovation through design.

Roberto Arrigoni

Roberto Arrigoni
Freelance Architect, Interior Designer and Safety and Health manager, for public and private clients. He collaborated with professionals and public institutions such as Expo 2015 SpA, MM – Metropolitana Milanese SpA, Intercos Italia & Europe SpA, Consorzio del Parco del Lura, Consorzio Est Ticino Villoresi, arch. Andrea Ferraro, arch. Gigi Bevilacqua, arch. Beppe Giacoma, Studio Mascheroni Pezzaglia, ing. Gian Alberto Beretta, arch. Giuseppe Sangalli, Architest srl, Architetti Associati Chiodelli Premarini Redaelli, Studio Monzini-Raboni.  

Rosario Distaso

Rosario Distaso
He studied in Milan, Oslo and Brisbane, graduating from the Politecnico in Milan with a Degree in Architecture in 1999. Worked for several offices in Germany, Italy and the Australian firm Donovan Hill Architects. Founded his own practice bloomscape architecture in 2004, specialising in interiors and retail architecture (design concepts, brand space and store roll-out). Latest projects comprise concept proposals and design strategies for Esprit, Adidas, Reebok and the pharmacies Essere Benessere.

Tatiana Ponomareva

Tatiana Ponomareva
She graduated in Communication Sciences at Sociological College of Moscow State University, immediately becoming Corporate Identity Consultant for Moscow Film Festival. In 2007, she got Event Scenography degree at IED Milano. As independent consultant, she assists several architecture firms in Milan and Moscow, taking care of architectural design. In 2012, she is Co-founder of G8.PROJECTS.&.SERVICES, a practice born from the holistic idea of project integration that creates a personal and unique experience for the client benefit.

Maddalena Tibertelli De Pisis

Maddalena Tibertelli De Pisis
With a Master Degree in Contemporary Art History at Università Statale in Milan, she is Art Historian and Archive Curator. After an experience working for Artforum and the Brooklyn Museum in New York, she is now manager and curator of the archive of the Associazione per Filippo de Pisis in Milan, as well as for other art artists’ archives of the 20th c. Since 2012 she is PhD student at the Sorbonne in Paris. 

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.

Davide Angeli

Davide Angeli
Design Supervisor at Michele De Luchi’s studio and Art Director for FFE, products and graphics. He has been in charge of projects for Poltrona Frau, Moschino, Artemide, Ferrari, Lavazza, Guzzini, Unifor, Triennale Milano, Scuderie Del Quirinale and many others. His personal works have been selected for the Triennale Design Museum in 2014. He is the winner of “Top Young Italian Industrial Designer Award” in 2013 promoted by the Italian Cultural Institute of NYC.

Valentina Anzoise

Valentina Anzoise
Sociologist and PhD. She currently is a lecturer at the University of Milan-Bicocca. She has taught in Italian and foreign universities where, in addition to teaching, she has conducted research on sustainability and social perception of socio-territorial transformations, dynamics linked to the processes of innovation and local development. Since 2008 she has been a member of the Board of the Visual Sociology Research Committee of the International Sociological Association (ISA).

Simone Bonanni

Simone Bonanni
Graduated at IED Milano in 2011 with the project Atmo, awarded with a Honourable Mention at the 23rd ADI Compasso D'oro Award (Targa Giovani). In the same year he began his professional career working at Valerio Sommella design studio in Milan. In 2012 he worked at BPM Studio in Milan as Product Designer, the he joined the Marcel Wanders team in Amsterdam. Here he worked for clients such as Olivari, Bisazza, Magis, Moooi, Poliform, Alessi and many others. Back from The Netherlands, he settled down in Milan and opened his design studio.

Andrea Guccini

Andrea Guccini
Independent Graphic Designer. After the graduation in Graphic Design, he moved to London to work for the graphic design publishing house Unit Editions. Once ended this experience, he came back in Italy to work for Studio Mut. 2016. In Trieste he joined the team of Tassinari/Vetta working mainly in the editorial field.

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.

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. 

Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
She graduated in Political Sciences and got a Master degree in Screenwriting and Film Production. She is a Film Critic, Journalist Member of the Foreign Press Association in New York & Italian Association of Journalists in Milan, Filmmaker and Visual Artist. Her paintings have been exhibited in several continents.

Marta Petri

Marta Petri
She graduated in Industrial Design and started to work immediately thereafter as an independent consultant. During a long collaboration with the Lego Company, she has taken part in several different research and development projects concerning new toys and plays. Exploiting her background in arts, she experienced several drawing techniques, from pencil to airbrush. As a designer, she combines free-hand techniques and computer ones on a daily basis.

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.

Oana Marcu

Oana Marcu
Psychologist (BA), anthropologist (MA) and sociologist (PhD), lecturer and researcher at the Catholic University, works with public and private organizations, providing consultancy, design and evaluation of programs and services, especially on intercultural approaches. Expert of research methodology, has carried out long-standing fieldwork with ethnography and visual methods, applied to understand users’ perspective. She reflects in the last publications on the connections between critical art and action research.

Luca Loschi

Luca Loschi
Designer. He designed for material handling industry then he teamed up with IED Centro Ricerche until he was appointed as coordinator of the Design Dept. In 2010 he established his own studio. He holds workshops in Italy and abroad. Clients: Jacuzzi, VAPE, Paglieri, Eridania, GEICO, Relevi.

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

Umberto Di Tria

Umberto Di Tria
Graduated at IED Milano in 2011 with the research center, moved in London as  Graphics Designer for the Olympics Games in 2012.  Back from UK he decided to open Bitto Design Studio in Milan. After the first period as Food Designer for retail and restaurants, he focused in furniture manufacturing as head designer for the contract company Italian Fit Out working for  big brand such as B&B Italia, Cassina, Giulio Marelli, Bentley, Midea, La Perla, Moorer and  others.

Marina Del Monaco

Marina Del Monaco
Graduated in architecture at Politecnico di Milano, she obtains a Master’s in Interior and Product Design at the "˜Scuola Politecnica di Milano’. She spends two years in London working at MPassociates and then she joins Matteo Thun & Partners where she’s following projects in interior design. In 2004, while still part of Matteo Thun’s team, she starts teaching at IED. She is a founding member of quarch |kw-ahr-k| (2006) studio specialized in interior design, lighting, strategic design e communication. Clients: Bata, Beiersdorf, Citroàªn, Gabesco, Logotel, Pirelli, Twin Set. http://it.linkedin.com/pub/marina-del-monaco/10/a4b/55b quarch-atelier.blogspot.com www.qu-arch.com

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