Interior and Spatial Design
New technology enhancing interior spaces and urban design.
Get into the world of interior design to create spaces that will effectively respond to human needs and produce a meaningful experience. Learn about the different applications of spatial design, furniture design, parametric project design, lighting and exhibit design, all the way to green design, visual merchandising and retail space design.
Every application area of interior and spatial design will be at your fingertips! Just go and take on the challenge of reinventing spaces with projects focusing on sustainability and urban regeneration.
Interior and spatial design professions
Working in the creative industry is about passion and curiosity for the world around us: possibilities are numerous.
IED students are now working as:
- Interior Designer
- Exhibition Designer
- Set Designer
- Restaurant Designer
- Designer for Hospitality
- Retail Designer
- Concept Designer
- 3D Visualizer - Renderer
- Landscape Designer
- Lighting designer
- Project Manager
- Sustainable Designer
- Urban Designer
Find out more about them and their profession in the Interior Designer profession page.
Methodological Research and Development Laboratory in collaboration with Impronta Company - Master course in Interior Design | IED Milano
The first edition of the LATAM Creative Talent comes to an end in Bilbao after visiting Madrid and Barcelona
Under the New European Bauhaus perspective, IED showcased Latin American talent in the most important design capitals in Spain during their Design Weeks
Andrea Marchesi, My Start BCN jury member
The IED Barcelona director contributed his expertise in design, business and innovation to help select Biovitae as the winning proposal in the competition devised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona as part of the “Premio Faro del Mediterráneo” [“Mediterranean Lighthouse Award”].
IED projects, a sea of creativity and design
As part of the Barcelona International Boat Show, Raffaella Perrone, Director of IED Barcelona’s Design Department, presented a selection of works that combine design and the Blue Economy.
Postgraduate academic year begins at IED Barcelona
Master’s and postgraduate students began their educational journey at the Istituto Europeo di Design on 5 and 6 October with a multidisciplinary workshop and official welcome ceremony.
Introducing the IED Dream Team: ambassadors of creativity and community growth
We are excited to announce the launch of the IED Dream Team, a group of alumni who have become leading professionals in their field, passionate about creativity and community growth: dedicated to endorsing our community projects and creativity
IED Barcelona alumnus Carolina Galeazzi, Mention for Young Design at Catalonia Ecodesign Award 2023
The former student of the Master in Sustainable Design and Social Impact was recognised for “Ex•Tĕrra”, while “Santa Carxofa” by fellow IED student Justine Oriana Vargas Parra was also a finalist.
IED Barcelona with Open Arms United with Yachting to raise awareness in the luxury yacht industry about saving lives at sea
Students from different disciplines have created two proposals that combine design, solidarity and the superyacht industry which can be seen at the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) until 30 September.
IED Barcelona inaugurates 2023-2024 academic year with undergraduate programme students
The starting signal for a new academic year was fired with the celebration of Welcome Event and Welcome Week.
IED Square Fest - Opening of the Academic Year 2023-2024
Learn about all the events of IED Square Fest and sign up for the ones you’re interested in.
The artistic design talents of IED Barcelona students creates a new reflection for Cervezas Alhambra’s glass bottles
“Hanging By a Threat”, an installation made from used beer bottles that invites us to think about the impact of the consumer society, will be exhibited at the Disseny Hub Barcelona [Barcelona Design Hub] from 16 to 28 October, during Barcelona Design Week.
Sustainable design with a purpose, made in IED Barcelona
Students of the 2023 edition of the Master in Sustainable Design and Social Impact have launched innovative responses to challenges related to health, the circular economy, cultural identity and education.
IED Barcelona interior design at the 35th Premios Habitácola
The projects “Cañizo 23” by Monique Almeida de Oliveira and Hana Tamer Abdelaziz; “Balcome” by Arola Velasco Moreno and Júlia Barrera Garcés; and “Sharing Green” by Mia Murrieta Vatterodt, Yuval Salman and Kira Roeblitz are among the 10 finalists for these awards promoted by ARQUIN-FAD.
Three IED Barcelona teachers recognised at the Architizer A+ Awards 2023
Natali Canas del Pozo, Oliver Franz Schmidt and Lucas Echeveste Lacy, founders of the architecture studio El Equipo Creativo, have won the ‘Best Interior Design Firm’ award; the most renowned international recognition for an interior design studio.
The hospitality industry. A rapidly expanding sector
Despite the complications caused by the pandemic over the last few years, the hospitality industry has shown remarkable resilience and strong growth. The luxury hotel sector, in particular, is causing a lot of buzz with the opening of new hotels that promise unprecedented luxury experiences to travellers the world over.
Design that reaches new audiences by working collaboratively
The Box of the Gran Teatre del Liceu was the stage on which In the beginning everything was white, one of the four new small-format operas from the Òh!pera project, which has seen the participation of IED Barcelona, was performed from 5 to 9 July.
Best Thesis Awards 2023 – IED Barcelona
Preserving biodiversity through design and connecting memories by way of a new audiovisual language are some of the themes addressed in the final projects recognised by the Best Thesis Awards 2023.
SERINA ORB, winner of a Best of The Year at the iF Design Student Award
The project SERINA ORB is the result of Gabriela Marante's Final Degree Project for the Higher Artistic Studies in Interior Design at IED Madrid
Lectures cycle about different materials with the participation of 6 sector companies for the Undergraduate course in Interior Design.
Biodiversity, heritage and design
The first edition of the IED Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue Award for Best Interior Design Thesis at IED Barcelona saw a proposal to create a centre for the study of alternative sources of protein based in a farmhouse in Barcelona crowned as the winner.
IED Barcelona celebrates the 2023 Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony
Students in their final year of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), IED Diploma and Foundation Course in Global Design will bring their academic stage at the school to a close on 19 June at 6 pm at Aribau Multicines.
IED Monograph: Formafantasma
Formafantasma is a research-based design studio investigating the ecological, historical, political and social forces shaping the discipline of design today.
IED's Interior Design study programs, among the best in Spain according to Financial Magazine
The magazine ranks IED Group's Bachelor's and Master's programmes in sixth place in the list of Spanish institutions
An exclusive talk with Formafantasma inaugurates the partnership between IED and Centro Pecci
IED Firenze students and teachers had the opportunity to visit an exclusive preview of 'Eccentrica', the permanent collection of the Centro Pecci Pecci, where they met Formafantasma, the designers who have worked on setting up the exhibition.
Government of Catalonia Institutional Graduation Ceremony
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
IED presents biomaterials applications at WantedDesign 2023
IED participates in the new edition of WantedDesign in Manhattan and wins a Conscious Design Award
Towards energy self-consumption
IED Barcelona installs solar panels on the rooftops of its Point One facility that will save up to 40% of electricity.
Enrolment facilitations for Master Courses and Master of Arts
IED decided to reward those students who commit up front with a special Early Bird discount.
IED Alumni at Milan Design Week 2023
The Milan Design Week is a remarkable event for the industry and after four years was held in April and it was bigger than ever with more than 900 events and exhibitions.
A Sant Jordi marked by intergenerationality and solidarity through design
Once again this year, IED Barcelona collaborated with the ASTE association to deliver almost a hundred roses, accompanied by a print inspired by this festival, to the residents of three care homes in the district of Gracia.
Theatre lesson for the Event Design Class
The students of the three years diploma course in Interior Design, led by Professor Mario Loprevite, went to the Franco Parenti Theatre in Milan to follow the rehearsals of the show "Fratellina"
Designing to build a better world
Until 30 April, Disseny Hub Barcelona is showcasing “IED Barcelona Manifesto”, an exhibition that brings to life the School’s global, human, strategic and transformative vision of design aiming to respond to the great challenges of contemporary society.
IED Brazil at Salone Satellite
The Salone del Mobile event dedicated to designers under 35 hosts three IED proposals to reflect on the impact of design projects.
1st Mastering your Brain: Fashion Tech & Sustainability
IED Barcelona has launched a new series of participatory events based on current issues with the presence of prominent opinion leaders. The creator of the spray-on fabric that went viral at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, Dr. Manuel Torres, was the first guest.
The Minister of Education visits IED Barcelona’s stand at the Saló de l'Ensenyament
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
IED in Peru
This coming month of March, the IED team will travel to Perú together with Pablo Jarauta, professor of Theory and Culture of Design at IED Madrid
“Dissenyem comerç”: design that takes the plunge in the city
IED Barcelona students’ proposal to revitalise the commercial area of Paseo de Gracia will become a reality throughout 2023 and 2024.
Design, light and energy needs under discussion on Italian Design Day
A panel of experts moderated by IED Barcelona analysed the role that design energy has for people and the environment in the round table “Light and Energy: Habitat and city”.
IED virtual meeting
After a very successful in person event we decided to expand the chance to have a friendly dialog with Rodion Usaev, IED Milano graduate in Product Design, who is an expert in the field of industrial design.
IED at Design Week Dominican Republic
The IED participates in the next edition of the Dominican Republic Design Week (DWRD), a festival dedicated to design, art and culture where the achievements of the sector are shown and celebrated, as well as the future vision of Dominican design.
Italian Design Days in Georgia
The Italian Embassy in Tbilisi, in collaboration with IED - Istituto Europeo di Design, and Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli - Como is holding a contest on the occasion of the event “Italian Design Days in Georgia – 2023”
The quality that enlightens
Italian Design Day 2023 theme is "The quality that enlightens" - Design energy for people and the environment
IED en Sillas 32º edición Toulouse Lautrec Perú 2023
Starting this year, IED begins a collaboration in the event "Sillas Toulouse 2023", organized by the Toulouse Lautrec School of Creativity and Innovation in Lima - Perú.
IED and its green ambassadors in the field for energy saving
10 suggestions encapsulated in a manifesto designed by students for the entire IED community. Small actions and virtuous behaviour that are ironically transformed into everyday good practice.
IED's "Latam Creative Talent" exhibition opens its doors as part of MDF "Fiesta Design"
The exhibition will be open until next February 26th at Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
IED Madrid, official school of Madrid Design Festival with an extensive programme of activities
Exhibitions, talks and an opening ceremony are just some of the proposals with which Istituto Europeo di Design will participate in this edition.
Minimum energy consumption praised at Llum BCN
Slow Light by IED Barcelona is a collaborative proposal that works without electricity and delighted the festival’s jury.
International Scholarship Competition - Master courses
57 scholarships to support young talents interested in attending a Master course in Italy or Spain.
IED Barcelona’s master’s degrees in fashion and interior design recognized in the Financial Magazine rankings
This recognition highlights the work of the school as a driving force behind innovation and talent through design training.
IED Barcelona students aim to revitalise Paseo de Gracia with “Dissenyem comerç”
Its objective is to promote local commerce in the city thanks to the transformative power of design.
Self Branding & Design Portfolio Lecture for Fabrika in Tbilisi
You are going to take part in a practical task dedicated to all those young talents who are interested in Fashion, Visual Arts, Design, and Communication.
20 years of a collective dream through design
IED Barcelona has been consolidating its position as a driving force behind innovation and social well-being through design education. "A collective dream" is a faithful reflection of this spirit.
IED Madrid Alumni in Industrial Design. He is one of the most important figures in contemporary design.
IED WINNERS AT ARTS THREAD GLOBAL GRAD SHOW WITH GUCCI
We are happy to communicate IED winners within the Global Design Graduate Show - Arts Thread 2022 in partnership with Gucci
Scholarship Competition Undergraduate Courses 2023-2024
44 Scholarships for IED Undergraduate and Foundation Courses in Italy and Spain
IED in CADi- Latin American Design Congress LATAM 2022
From September 21 to 25, IED will participate in the 4th edition of CADi 2022: Pluriversos, organized by the Faculty of Art and Design of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP).
Master Courses Scholarships
19 Scholarships and 5 Classroom Tutor positions available for IED Master Courses
Possibility of simultaneous registration to two higher education courses.
A Ministerial Decree has published the modalities for applying the provisions of the new law.
IED SALUTES THE QUEEN
In October 2000, Queen Elizabeth II came to Milan and on her itinerary there was a visit to the Istituto Europeo di Design.
Graduation Ceremony IED Roma
After two years, returns IED Roma Graduation Ceremony, to celebrate the latest graduates in the presence of teachers, families and friends. Two hundred and sixty-one diplomas were awarded.
The Francesco Morelli Foundation establishes the Francesco Morelli Grant Award
25 candidate Development Plans 18 admitted to the evaluation 8 Development Plans awarded
Best Thesis Awards 2022-IED Barcelona
The four proposals, from the areas of Design, Management & Design Strategies, Fashion, and Visual Communication, convey the interests and concerns of a new generation of designers.
Food Design System x Edivi
Two projects from the interdisciplinary subject Food Design System have been presented at the latest meeting of EDIVI.
IED goes to NY
This May IED is in New York City, with students and Alumni presenting their projects and winning awards at both NYCxDESIGN festival and the Creative Week.
IED Master Experience
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
IED design for social transformation in “Design for Inclusion”
IED students will explore alongside members of ONCE possible responses to the difficulties faced by this community with relation to everyday objects.
‘Treequency’ gives a voice to the trees at Llum BCN 2022
The installation has succeeded in recreating an oasis of calm and a connection with nature in Poblenou’s Parc del Centre.
Folio Review 2022 projects the creative force of emerging design talent
What will the world of the future be like? What kind of vehicles will we use? Where will we live? How much will everyday objects change?
Connecting with the mind and body through light
‘478’ is the installation with which IED Barcelona was present in the special edition of Llum Barcelona.
IED Barcelona project ‘Panot’ wins Habitácola 2021
A collection of clay pavement tiles that serve as a street filter system.
IED Next and Amaze Project
Due to the pandemic on 2020 the digital exhibitions took the place of the classic end-of-year physical showcases: IED has made a virtue of necessity.
Reconnecting with nature through biophilic design
Interior Design and Product Design students explore new concepts of spaces, services and products capable of reconnecting humans with nature.
Best Thesis 2020
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.
Lluman: Light and nature to bring Poblenou to life
The project evokes the evolutive process of the natural world, focusing on the irregularity of the biophilic and organic patterns.
Introducing XR LAB, a new space to modify reality
Virtual innovation is gaining increasing importance, and for creatives, it is a great tool to transform and improve society.
IED talents at Dubai Design Week 2019!
Five multidisciplinary projects were put on display at Global Grad Show and IED Alumnus Ghassan Salameh appointed as guest curator proposing two exhibitions.
Designing for the many
Within the framework of the IED Master Barcelona School courses, Designing for the many is an educational innovation project created with the aim of investigating the capacity, strategies and repercussions of design in the construction of our society, questioning its cultural, productive, economic and political aspects.
More than products
Every product has its own charms. Sometimes though, this charm could be destroyed by a bad exposition. After our journey in Salone del Mobile 2016, we found essential points to increase the value of the product.