A full immersion course that will provide students with an overview of the Italian design methodology. Students will be introduced to the analysis of the elements of the space, and will have the opportunity to focus specifically on interior design, and delve into intensive project works. Lifestyle, art and design research in Milan will be used by students to develop an interior space plan.
Students will be introduced and exposed to the design process in order to understand what is living behind a product. They will have the opportunity to delve into intensive project work geared towards creative thinking and exploring form and function. Students will work in small groups, in an open discussion environment, developing their creative process from the idea to a final presentation. The final result will be presented, simulating a small exhibition, with a model and a short story in digital format.
This course is intended for students with background understanding and experience in Interior Design. Students will have the chance to analyze contemporary interior spaces through observation based on personal research. They will develop a professional designer’s attitude searching for materials as a source for inspiration through the city exploration. The project work will be geared toward the creation of a physical model of interior layout, using only regenerated or discarded materials.
Students will develop a coordinated product line using hand or digital drawing as well as a prototype product model. The project will be carried out in groups as a studio work, under the supervision of an established designer in an open discussion. Specific workshops focused on materials, history of design and on the biography of an object will expose students to multiple possible approaches.
The course will enable participants to understand the combination of aesthetics, functional and operational aspects to design successful hotels. Students will experience a deep analysis of the contemporary hotel typologies, the latest hotel design trends and information regarding materials, furniture, and lighting. The course offers a deep exploration of the extensive and complex field of Interior Design within the hospitality industry and the way it is changing and evolving.
The course gives an overall vision of the art of lighting and its related functions from a technical and stylistic point of view. It will provide students with the tools to carry out a lighting project in a wide variety of different spaces. Lectures will deal with the subject of light and design both in theory and in practical terms. The students will be expected to produce sketches and technical drawings.