interior design

Create the ‘identity’ of residential, retail, public and exhibition spaces.

The course

Planning an interior space means creating a story of styles, moods, colour and light, reflecting contemporary lifestyle living, or interpreting a theme from a given design brief.
For those with limited time available, this course provides the technical and theoretical concepts related to interior spaces, looking at the methodologies in developing a concept, and the applicable representation techniques of an interior design project. Participants begin looking at various interior styles for domestic space, including the impact of furnishings, materials and fabrics, patterns, colours and shades, progressing onto more complex projects in commercial retail, and leisure spaces (e.g. restaurants, bars, leisure clubs).

They understand how to introduce the concept and vision of a luxury brand in their designs and analyse various design trends, different furniture styles and the concepts of scale and proportion. With an introduction to technical drawing skills (CAD) and freehand sketching techniques participants are able to demonstrate perspective in design proposals, and prepare project layouts.

They learn how to evaluate and prepare interior colour charts and manage their own sketchbook of research and moodboards. As well as key design skills, successful interior
designers respond to the ‘identity’ of a space. They work toward producing ‘sensations’, taking on-board demands of physical wellbeing and performance needs of the space in question.

Participants investigate the relationship between location, building, design and space researching and analysing their influences on emotions combined with functionality. Key historical moments in interior design further assist creative thinking, and development of their own individual style and ‘signature’ in a design proposal.
Throughout the course* focus is given to the needs and creativity of interiors specific to the dynamic and competitive world of fashion and luxury.


• Interiors in fashion, luxury and retail
• Brand image and interior representation
• Professional presentation of layout
• Analysis of colour and mood, style and wellbeing
• Creation of professional portfolio
• Design cultures and research
• Emotional design
• Definition of lifestyles
• Creative research methods


• Interior designer public / private
• Retail designer
• Event designer
• Exhibition designer
• Consultant for Interiors

talent projects

Discover the creativity of the curricular projects realised by attendees of the undergraduate courses from the Istituto Marangoni Schools of Design.

Milano School of Design

Francesca Berti

• Caterina Ellero

Elizaveta Kudryavtseva

Alisa Rashevskaia

Vera,  Kudryavtseva and Nussipbayeva

* Students who successfully complete the programmes ‘AFAM’ taught in Milano will be awarded the Diploma Accademico di I Livello. Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education as an academic diploma equivalent to a university undergraduate level degree, students will obtain 180 CFA (crediti formativi accademici) equivalent to 180 ECTS credits. For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the School of Design.