The course introduces the Italian design industry and current trends in interior design to enable students to develop the skills necessary to produce layouts for high"level showrooms and shops with an essential expressive value.
During the course, students examine and analyze Italian interior and commercial spaces. “Interior” refers to key spaces for improving everyday living: places to eat, shop, and read and other public spaces.
A 360° vision of Italian – in particular, Milanese " reality and design methodology, is made possible by the synergy between lectures and practical training, both of which are supported by workshops and visits to relevant showrooms, shops, and exhibitions.
Level and Prerequisites: Advanced course aimed at qualified applicants, such as students who have completed at least one year of university and young professionals interested in enriching their personal knowledge and understanding of the field. Applicants need to have mastered representation technique skills such as drawing, sketching and rendering visual communicationskills such as computer graphics and rendering, as well as model making and verbal communication skills. Applicants need to show strong motivation and the ability to work in groups.
Learning Outcomes: Acquisition and improvement of theoretical and practical knowledge of Italian interiors and commercial spaces; Acquisition of the knowledge of the latest trends of Italian design.; Understanding and use of Italian research and design methods; Experiential development in formulating designs from a research base, providing for innovation and experimentation; Improvement of more sophisticated understanding of interior design, including how to structure and develop a project following the Italian methodology " brief, concept, design, communication " being able to select the right tools and apply them; Increasing coherence and fluency in expressing ideas, pursuing a narrative yet analytical approach to their work; Acquisition of time organization skills to develop own learning and work independently.
Topics Covered: Visual merchandising; History and evolution of commercial spaces; Italian design: contemporary trends; Introduction to light; Interior & shop design workshop.
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Last updated January 20, 2016