This course is held in the English language
The global market has a growing demand for evolved Interior Designers with competencies both in the architectural composition of space and in the design of furniture elements, in order to organize and improve the relation 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 The course trains Interior Designers specialized in furniture, who are able both to manage and carry out a project focused on the organization of spaces and interior decoration, with a design-oriented attitude.
Title – The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.
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 the 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 program develops theoretical and practical knowledge of domestic and living spaces, focusing on technological tools, production processes, and materials. A proper understanding of the company's 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, product 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.
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.