The Fall Interior and Spatial Design semester program is designed to offer participants a practical study of Italian design, revolving around a number of shows and fairs that exhibit the best of the Italian design system: the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week that follows; the Salone della Nautica (Genoa Boat Show); and the two most important building fairs, the MADE (Architecture and Building Show) in Milan and the SAIE (International Building Exhibition) in Bologna.
The initial focus of the program is to prepare students for these events, so that they can perceive the aspects of design, expressive languages, trends, materials and colors, and company brand values. During the trade fair visits students gather information, images, perceptions and materials in order to produce and present a conceptual design project.
The “project work” semester is structured around courses aimed at introducing the Italian design system, understanding company and marketing dynamics, and analyzing current trends in interior design in terms of language, form and materials. Students will use the their analytical skills and theoretical knowledge to develop and complete a hands-on design project as a final semester work.
Students enrolling in semester programs at the IED have the option to extend to a full Academic Year program by adding an additional semester either in the same field or different discipline or they can opt for the Two City Option by enrolling in an additional semester at another IED location offering semester programs. Currently only IED Florence and Milan offer this option.
This Interior and Spatial Design semester program is open to current students, graduates and professionals seeking to define or acquire new skills and perspective. IED is able to provide further information regarding course content, facilities and faculty upon request. IED facilitates students spending a semester or academic year abroad by facilitating credit transfer in collaboration with the student’s home institution.
- DESIGN TREND
- DESIGN WORKSHOP 1
- DESIGN WORKSHOP 2
- MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
- PROJECT DESIGN TREND
- TECHNICAL DRAWING
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Last updated November 24, 2015