interior design

The interior designer combines the techniques in the interpretation of current trends through an intuitive and sensorial approach to the project.

The course

The aim of the three-year course in interior design is to turn out professional figures who can apply their skills at interpreting and developing projects to the different specialist areas of interiors: residential, projects in retail design, public spaces and exhibition design. The course provides participants with the technical knowledge and understanding to resolve aspects in the construction of spaces, the methodologies to develop a concept proposal through to its correct representation. The approach in the course is creative, artistic, and intuitive as well as technical in design. Beginning with the study and analysis of the history and evolution of interior design thinking, the course will develop the participants’ ability to interpret interior design projects in line with contemporary trends, translating them into a structure that tells the story of the space, depicting mood and atmosphere, with technical plans and elevations as well as illustrative interpretations of spaces and emotional mood.
Participants will be asked to focus on creative proposals with the goal of responding to the needs of the client in the contemporary market of lifestyle living. Projects will cover different segments of the market, such as retail design for participants to translate the identity of a brand for the retail space. By the end of the course, the aspiring professional will have developed innovative solutions for public spaces and exhibition design and spatial concepts for wellbeing.
The interior designer plans a space that creates a story evoking a style and mood with seductive expressions. The interior designer uses colour and light, through research and analysis of the way we live. The design professional is able to engage with the project at all stages of its development. He or she is competent in evolving the project idea from its inception as a concept right through to the final presentation and signing-off of the space to the client.
The interior designer has a vast array of employment opportunities. This professional figure can work in architectural and interior design practices, interior divisions of fashion brands, or in editorial publishing for fashion interior or trend publications as a set designer for photographic shoots. The career of an interior designer also encompasses the activity undertaken in technical workshops in companies active in the retail sector. Many designers find themselves working freelance or as interior design consultants.

Learning outcomes

  • gain basic ability in the use of information technology and the technologies associated with the presentation of projects.
  • manage creative ideas in response to a given brief in the graphic interpretation and representation of a moodboard, colour charts, materials and design perspectives in colour.
  • develop the interiors of public spaces with particular attention to structure and technical solutions(swimming pools, baths, drop ceilings, platforms, mezzanines, glass partitions, partitions).
  • develop a retail space translating the DNA of a brand with innovative dressing of the space through correct project methodology.
  • develop an interior project with innovative content and strong visual impact that reflects the individual creative and professional choices of the student.
  • interpret and develop a project assigned by a company in all of its phases, with creative proposals that are functional and technically viable in a contemporary context, paying particular attention to international trends and presenting it professionally to the client.

Course themes

          I year

  • architectural design knowledge
  • introduction to technical projects
  • interior design
  • history of design

    II year
  • contemporary project analysis
  • emotive design 
  • style definition
  • design and cultural perspectives

    III year
  • home style philosophy
  • brand contamination
  • innovative fashion Interior
  • researching theory and practice 

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