BA in Interior and Furniture Design

General

Program Description

This course is held in the English language.

The global market has a growing demand for evolved Interior Designers with competences both in the architectural composition of space and in the design of furniture elements, in order to organize and improve the relationship among space, objects, and people.

The three-year course in Interior and Furniture Design trains professionals able to participate in the whole design process: from the first sketches to the final project. The goal is training an Interior Designer specialized in furniture, able to combine the work and management of a project focused on space organization and interior decoration with a design-oriented attitude.

Career opportunities

Interior Designer, Furniture Designer, Product Designer, Concept Designer, Materials, Components and Technical Devices Researcher.

Context

The third-millennium designer is a professional who can deal either with craftsmanship and new technologies. The markets are demanding more and more customization possibilities boasting technology in the production chain. The recent makerS' phenomenon set the interaction between the new open-source technologies and self-production design processes, making innovation more attainable and affordable.

Methodology and structure

The methodology alternate frontal lectures and lab activity through individual or multidisciplinary team projects. The project activity, which is both theoretical and technical is developed in close collaboration with professors and asserted professionals of the industry.

The programme develops theoretical and practical knowledge of domestic and living spaces, focusing on technological tools, production processes, and materials. A proper understanding of the company values, according to the contemporary market, is required.

The course has a specific focus on the craftsmanship process of Italian production from a cultural and historical perspective, analyzing the subsequent economic impact on Italian small-medium enterprises and for the international luxury market.

Students learn tools and techniques related to the formal and functional representation of the product from freehand drawing to technical design, up to the production of three-dimensional models of the product, exploring the digital image, visual works, and perceptive paradigms to develop artistic languages.

Students also learn the project methodologies, products distribution and marketing strategies and they get deep in materials and prototyping techniques. Moreover, the program focuses on supply-chain technologies and technological manufacturing processing, giving a complete overview of the Made in Italy production chain.

Title

This BA is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I and awards 180 credits.

Last updated Jan 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