Interior and Spatial Design - Fall Semester.
Semestral Course - Milan.
Start date: September 2017
Duration: 15 weeks
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.
During the course will discuss the trends regarding the scope of yacht and interior design. Projects will be analyzed together both in terms of technique and materials paying particular attention to new types of materials and finishes used in various fields. Attention is also paid to the values ??of brand-related design and analysis of the lifestyle offered in the site or catalog. An integral part of the course will be visits to trade fairs that will enable students to make a critical analysis of current trends.
DESIGN WORKSHOP 1.
In this workshop students will design an exhibition stand for the MADE Expo (Milano Architettura Design Edilizia). The projects will examine dimensional and functional problems as well as the value of exhibiting brands. The design phase will focus on the use of reusable and recyclable materials.
DESIGN WORKSHOP 2.
In this workshop students will design a yacht for a target defined medium and for a given builder. In the design phase consideration should be made not only the target but also the brand values ??of the site. The final layout should emphasize the use of sustainable materials while being visually impressive.
Provides a solid foundation in material behavior which is fundamental to transforming an idea into reality as well as understanding the expressive potential of traditional and experimental materials. Teaching is approached from the standpoint of technical-scientific and technological history. The physical and morphological characteristics of materials are examined as well as processing technologies, industrial processes, and craftsmanship. The course covers the structure of a building in all its aspects, analyzing technological processes and technical properties of building components. This includes study of natural and artificial materials used in defining an interior space with particular reference to the aesthetic and technical.
PROJECT DESIGN TREND.
Is an overview of trends in the field of interior and yacht design. This course is fundamental from the analytical point of view for the projects that will result from attending design-related trade fairs.
IED International relations:
IED belongs to Cumulus, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media, and has stable relations with many universities and international academic associations.