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 an Academic Diploma Level I and awards 180 credits.

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

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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.

Marina Botta

Marina Botta
Architect, PhD at Politecnico in Milan and KTH in Stockholm and Environmental Designer graduated at MIT, Boston. Researcher on building and urban renovation with respect for the existing and sustainability. She has cooperated with several universities, public housing authorities and Stockholm planning office. To IED students she proposes a design approach based on the awareness of the environmental issues.

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. 

Francesca Perani

Francesca Perani
Architect graduated at Polytechnic of Milan, she co-founded Spectacularch!, architecture, interior, brand, web and app design studio. She studied in Australia and Belgium and worked in London, Brisbane, Turin, Bergamo and Milan at Enzo Mari's studio. She’s currently vice president of Bergamo Chartered Architects Association.

Vittorio Pieroni

Vittorio Pieroni
Graduated at IED Milano in Interior Design, he specialised in Hotel Design at Poli.design Milan. He collaborates with HotLab Yacht and designs mainly for private owners and international shipyards. From 2008, he has been working with IED as yacht design thesis Assistant. In 2010 he opened his own studio “Untilsix Bespoke Design” working on Interior, Product and Graphic Design for private clients and companies, collaborating with My design srl, Interlaced srl, Shindler, Starcell, Life cycle, Ambiente calore, Argentina Bike.

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
Gabriel Weirich graduated in Fashion at the Polytechnic of Hamburg in 1991.He took his Master in Design at the Domus Academy in Milan 1992. From 1993 to 1997 he worked with Correggiari, Zegna e Galante as a style and research consultant in the home collection section. In 1998 he founded his own studio for industrial design and trend reasearch. Since then he is working for several companies like: WMF, Leonardo, Ritzenhoff, San Patrignano Design, Felissimo, Bassetti, Schönhuber and Image.

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.

Giulia Tacchini

Giulia Tacchini
Master Degree in Product Design and a passion for food design. She wrote for Essen a Taste Magazine, Leifoodie and Dispensa and worked as Food Stylist and Food Event planner. She’s currently dealing with food taboos, food anthropology and entomophagy, the practice of eating insects. Cofounder of Entonote’s project.

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.

Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
She graduated in Political Sciences and got Masters in Screenwriting & 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 Milan, Rome, Venice, London, Oxford, Paris, Manhattan.

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. 

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