Schedule: Lessons run from Monday to Friday morning and/or afternoon.
Level and prerequisites: This is an intermediate program designed for students with at least one year of academic background or professional experience in Interior Design, Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Architecture. Applicants have to master representation techniques such as drawing, sketching and rendering, and visual communication skills such as computer graphics and rendering, as well as model making and verbal communication.
Methodology and structure: The education path deals with different topics that allows you the acquirement of the cultural, methodological, technical and technological skills necessary for the design of commercial spaces. You will learn the project methodologies, prototyping techniques and acquire a comprehensive introduction to the history of architecture, as well as learn about sustainable materials and approach by using clean technology within the interior design.
You will then refine your technical skills of formal and functional representation of commercial spaces, starting from the free-hand drawing to technical design, up to the production of 3D spaces.
Finally you will be encouraged in the development and the completion of a specific retail project, with a focus on restaurant design.
By the end of the course you will take a final exam for each single subject and will present the project/s you realized so to demonstrate the knowledge and skills achived.
This program is integrated in the 3 year Interior and Furniture Design course. By enrolling to this course you will join the regular classes and will study alongside with IED undergraduate students.
About the School
Florence boasts one of the world most important artistic and cultural heritage, but it is also a city with a long history in Italian design.