Italian Interior and Furniture Design Academic Year - Fall Intake

General

Program Description

This course is held in the English language

Interior Design is more than just aesthetics. It's about finding creative design solutions for interior environments while supporting the health, safety, and well being of occupants and enhancing their quality of life.

Following a systematic and coordinated methodology including research, analysis, and integration of knowledge into the creative process, interior design is a multi-faceted profession whereby the needs and resources of the client are satisfied to create an interior space that fulfills the project goals.

The Academic Year in Interior and Furniture Design trains Designer specialized in furniture able both to create and manage the whole design process of a project focused on space organization and interior decoration. The education path works on shaping the individual’s design sensitivity, the construction of a personal expressive language, the acquisition of a multidisciplinary culture that combines theoretical and practical aspects.

Following a systematic and coordinated methodology including research, analysis, and integration of knowledge into the creative process, interior design is a multi-faceted profession whereby the needs and resources of the client are satisfied to create an interior space that fulfills the project goals.

Italian Interior and Furniture Design Academic Year Fall Intake Florence

The Academic Year in Interior and Furniture Design trains Designer specialized in furniture able both to create and manage the whole design process of a project focused on space organization and interior decoration. The education path works on shaping the individual’s design sensitivity, the construction of a personal expressive language, the acquisition of a multidisciplinary culture that combines theoretical and practical aspects.

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 Academic Year is integrated in the 3 year Interior and Furniture Design course, and corresponds to the 2nd year of the undergraduate program. By enrolling in Academic Year you join the regular classes and study alongside IED undergraduate students.

The program is made up of 2 semesters, through which you refine cultural, methodological, technical, and technological skills previously acquired. Furthermore, you will examine new areas of investigation and knowledge, in order to complete and extend your familiarity with the interior and furniture design field. The program develops theoretical and practical knowledge of domestic and commercial spaces, focusing on technological tools, production processes, and materials.

Throughout the course you develop three different projects: a first one that will consist of the development of commercial space, with a focus on restaurant design; a second one that deals with innovative materials to be applied both for the design of interior spaces as well as furniture pieces; and finally the third one that tackles the production of a furnishing product, from its components to its assembly, learning about the disposal processes as well.

Last updated Nov 2020

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.

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. Read less