Interior Design

Undergraduate Courses - Rome

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The Interior Designer works on design projects in different environments: first and foremost is the domestic household area, private and collective living spaces, public spaces (airports, ports, stations), public service areas (banks, post offices, hospitals, schools, museums and exhibition spaces); places for consumers (shops, bars, hotels) and lastly open spaces (squares, courtyards, and playgrounds).

Career opportunities: Interior Designer, Exhibit and Cultural Designer, Retail Designer, Hospitality Designer, Personal Designer, Concept Designer.

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

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Interior Design is an articulated system where design elements such as space, the lighting design, materials, color schemes and furnishings all work together.

It’s necessary that the Interior Designer takes into consideration all the elements of design according to the specific space in question, the level of living standards and sales goals, of the lighting and furnishings, sectors which are undergoing major adjustments following changes in behavioral habits and environmental considerations.

During the first year the student acquires knowledge of the tools used to perceive changes in objects and the capacity to generate a design project: the preliminary ideas are put on paper, verified using the computer and three dimensional programs, according to the model. In addition, he gains understanding of the historical context of the project, relations across different fields of art, fashion, communication, and architectural design. Regarding the technological area, the student learns about materials, both natural and artificial, and the finishing processes used, with particular attention given to the perception of the surface material.

The second year involves a deeper understanding of the instrumental issues, cultural and technical, developed during the first year. In addition, new areas of investigation and know how are introduced in order to complete and expand the student’s horizons. Students apply their knowledge and skills through the design of an industrial project, spacial systems and services, in both the private and social areas, experiencing at the project level all the areas in which a designer is required to operate.

The third year concerns delving further into cultural aspects of increasing complexity, and one becomes familiar with the latest tools for working with and communicating about the project with others. The project design portion becomes the main theme and the students learn to manage independently the development of a project. The students are pushed to become independent operators, to be able to make choices rationally and coherently, to relate their work before a committee and to assume precise responsibilities.

Professional Perspectives - Interior Designer, Exhibit and Cultural Designer, Retail Designer, Hospitality Designer, Personal Designer, Concept 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.

Laura Negrini - Director of IED Roma Design School

Laura Negrini - Director of IED Roma Design School
Architect. She worked in the Netherlands from 1997 to 2000, collaborating with UNstudio to big projects and international competitions. From 2000 to 2003 she worked at Studio Michele De Lucchi on the project for the new image of Poste Italiane. In 2004 she founded the studio aQarchitetturaquotidiana, that performs professional work in the field of architecture/design of spaces and public services.   

Gianfranco Bombaci - Coordinator of Design School at IED Roma

Gianfranco Bombaci - Coordinator of Design School at IED Roma
Architect and PhD in Environmental Design. From 1998 to 2001 he has been Co-founder and Curator of  2A+P design magazine. From 2005 to 2008 he’s been associated with the architecture study 2A+P with which he participated in international competitions, receiving awards and mentions. Since 2009 he has been collaborating with 2A + P / A handling architecture, urbanism and landscape, developing projects for public buildings, housing and urban spaces.

Claudio Castaldo

Claudio Castaldo
Architect

Mattia Darò

Mattia Darò
Architect

Eliana Saracino

Eliana Saracino
Architect

Giovanna Zinghi

Giovanna Zinghi
Architect and Photographer, she has been studying textile versatility related to contemporary architecture, design and art, testing new technologies and creating new projects. She works as textile consultant for architecture studios, managing exhibitions, projects and their packaging. She holds personal and collective exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Teacher at several universities like Università degli Studi, Ferrara and Valle Giulia Architecture Faculty.

Valerio Paolo Mosco

Valerio Paolo Mosco
Architect and Critic. He taught at the universities of Chicago, Brescia and Ferrara. He currently teaches at IUAV in Venice. He is Author of several books: Fifty years of engineering in Italy and abroad, Edilstampa 2010; Steven Holl, Motta-Sun 24 hours 2009, US Architecture - East Coast, Motta-Sun 24 hours 2009, US Architecture - West Coast, Motta-Sun 24 Hours 2008, Zero Volume Architecture (with Aldo Aymonino , Skira, 2006); Valerio Paolo Mosco - Writings, Edilstampa 2006.  

Alessandro Casadei

Alessandro Casadei
Architect.

Patrizia Polimeni

Patrizia Polimeni
Architect

Giorgio Martocchia

Giorgio Martocchia
Architect

Mauro Merlo

Mauro Merlo
Architect

Roberto Simeone

Roberto Simeone
Architect

Adriano Caputo

Adriano Caputo
Architect and Lighting Designer.

Giulia Grechi

Giulia Grechi
Teacher of antropology and sociology.

Luca La Torre

Luca La Torre
Architect

Tommaso Arcangioli

Tommaso Arcangioli
Architect

Daniele Mancini

Daniele Mancini
Architect

Laura Federici

Laura Federici
Architect and Painter.

Giusi Bellapadrona

Giusi Bellapadrona
Architect

Pasquale Salerno

Pasquale Salerno
Architect with twenty years of experience in the production of architectural models, urban, scenic and furniture. he has been collaborating for years with prestigious architecture and urban planning studios, including those of Prof. Paolo Portoghesi, Arch, Arch. Paolo Pallucco, Arch. Pine Pasquali, Arch. Giancarlo Primoli and Arch. Francesco Prori.

Giulio Gualtieri

Giulio Gualtieri
Architect. In 2002 he attended the Specialisation course in Interior Design at IED Roma. He works with Carlo Lococo Architect and in the following years he develops a particular interest in architectural design through the study and development of models. He collaborates with Architect Massimiliano Fuksas and in 2011 he founds the Officina06 studio, working as a freelance in the development of architectural models and prototypes.    

Pietro Cagnazzi

Pietro Cagnazzi
Architect

Nicola Auciello

Nicola Auciello
Architect

Alessio Tommasetti

Alessio Tommasetti
Architect, PhD in Sciences of Representation and Relief. Cofounder of Studio D’Arc, an architecture associate studio. Founder and Partner of the startup SHAPEUP Italy, awarded by Lazio Innova, for the digitalization and rapid prototyping in the world of fashion, 2016. Ambassador for Wacom. He deals with architecture, interior and product design, jewelry and accessories design, robotics and bionics, exhibit, prototyping, advanced rendering, video editing, special effects for the audiovisual, indie digital comics. 

Cristiana Perrella

Cristiana Perrella
Contemporary Art Critica and Curator. 

Domitilla Dardi

Domitilla Dardi
Italian Design Historian and Curator, since 2010 she has been the Design Curator at MAXXI Museum in Rome. Since 2016, she has held the position of Visiting Professor at Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona. From 2009 to 2015 she has been member of the Publishing Observatory for ADI Compasso d’Oro Award and of the Italian Association of Historical Design. She conducts training courses, performs research and consults for various companies in the industry and is also a copywriter.

Luca Frogheri

Luca Frogheri
Interaction Designer and Maker.

Luca Garofalo

Luca Garofalo
Architect.

Patrizia Di Costanzo

Patrizia Di Costanzo
Architect, Freelance, Design Management Professor, Curator for design exhibitions, Journalist, Consultant in creative marketing strategies and communication for Italian design companies.

Tiziana Proietti

Tiziana Proietti
Architect and Researcher in Architecture and Urban Design at the Department DIAP Sapienza University of Rome. From 2011 to 2013 she was a Visiting PhD Researcher at the University of Technology TUDelft where she conducted researches on the role of proportion in architectural design from the architecture of the twentieth century in the Netherlands. Since 2014 she’s been Co-publisher with Satyendra Pakhalé for the research platform CultureofCreation.

Vincenzo Di Siena

Vincenzo Di Siena
Architect.

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