Contemporary Interior Design / Interior Design
During the first part of the course, participants will process the new aesthetic languages in tune with international trends and strenghten their technical and planning skills according to innovative technologies. After a first common part, students have the chance to choose between two different pathways: the Pathway in Interior Design will focus on themes such as residential interiors, home spaces, and the planning of interiors in retail spaces. The Pathway in Contract Design will focus on large scale projects in interiors such as Hotellerie, residential complexes, museums and theatre spaces. The acquired skills as project managers will allow participants to mediate between the company and the client and to manage all aspects of a contract interior project.
The Master Interior Design is divided in two semesters: in the first semester guided under the direction of Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci (Dimore Studio founders) and in the second semester guided by Philippe Nigro, the Art Directors of the course. At the end of the first semester, students have the opportunity to deepen and refine their formative experience by choosing one of the two separate Pathways: Interior Design and Contract Design. During the first semester, in common for all the proposed Pathways, they will acquire essential skills and project management techniques, with a special focus on the most relevant aspects of planning an interior design, along with classes dedicated to lighting design as well as upholstery materials and fabrics, all of which considered essential notions to successfully manage an interior design project. Furthemore, research methods are key in the initial approach and analysis of international trends, supported also by the acquired notions in the history of interiors. The technical planning representation and the project visual identity is also essential and aided by specific design software learning.
The Pathway in Contract Design is more focused on strategies and steps involved in the planning of public spaces on a large scale, and interiors such as Hotellerie, residential complexes, museuma and theatre spaces. The aesthetic approach is a prerogative of those interested in a career in the Contract Design field: this type of interiors reflect contemporary society and the ongoing search for “beauty”, comfort, and well being which translates in aesthetic codes and trends, all culminating in a precise and strategic selection of upholstery fabrics, as well as in the chromatic and stylistic choices. The search and experimentation of new technologies are essential part of the course, such as lighting design, home automation, applied digital resources, and design solutions for contract companies. Regardless of the chosen pathway, participants acquire a mangerial ability to relate between the company and the client needs, as to manage all aspects of an interior design project; they will also experience working closely with partners companies within the assigned projects, learning how to relate with the professional reality.
The Master Interior Design course, is focuses on exploring an aesthetic language based on the interpretation of emerging trends and decorative and lifestyle aspects, analyzing the material and textile components and lighting, necessary to define domestic spaces. Students are directed to the understanding of the research methodology essential to know their own cultural identity, the themes of luxury and international sustainability. The professional approach consists in providing the tools with the technical representation and methodology applied to the projects assigned by the company. Furthermore, students explore different types of projects, addressing simulated briefs assigned by companies. During the course, they will also analyze different takes on interior design, such as residential, commercial (retail design) and exhibition spaces, acquiring the ability to translate the identity of brands and their philosophy into a wide range of environments.
- New aesthetic languages for Interior
- Analyze and interpret international trends
- Understand technical aspects within interior projects
- Innovation and technological solutions
- Interpret and translate the client identity into the assigned project.
- Manage the relationship between client and production needs.
- Project designer
- Interior Designer
- Retail Designer Manager in Interior Design Showroom
- Contract Department Manager
- Contract Manager for Hotellerie industry
- Art Director Product Manager
Furnishings, fabrics, textures and colours, experts in designing and translating style for living space or luxury residences work with all aspects of interior design, while positively managing client relations throughout the design project.
This 15-month course (London) (including placement) is for individuals looking to challenge the world of interiors, with particular attention to the concept of luxury interiors and new aesthetics. At postgraduate level participants will already have experience in design or technical project planning in order to successfully follow the course components in creative research, home décor design, professional project development, and business preparation. Working with different materials participants are able to make practical and accurate design choices, considering the durability of surfaces in areas that are exposed to high usage, or simply switching materials to create various ‘zones’ within a space that reflects a different styl or feel. Participants learn how to combine technical aspects in layout, material choices and technology, with contemporary decoration and design elements, translating the ‘identity’ of a fashion brand, business, or individual, into a sophisticated project within the home collection sector. Experimentation with contemporary interiors is encouraged; by analysing the current discipline participants learn how to challenge traditional design styles, and take risks with innovative new proposals. They look at new attitudes in the industry that are evolving today including influences in sustainability and innovative new materials and technologies. Throughout the course participants manage the development of complex projects coordinating fabrics, colours, patterns and furnishings in harmony with both contemporary trends, and client needs using advanced technical design skills (CAD). They work on the interior design of living spaces within domestic settings, choosing furniture and styles for public spaces in hotels and restaurants as well as yacht interiors, and create design proposals that represent the leading companies of fashion and luxury décor. The course syllabus is strongly oriented towards the working relationship between the designer and the client; the ability to negotiate design style proposals, or overcome problems, requires client involvement in every step of the design process. Communication skills further provide a professional approach in the presentation of ideas to businesses and new clients while a final graduation showcase event gives participants the opportunity to showcase their work and build a network of contacts within the industry.
- Design for residential spaces
- Client expectations and brief
- The luxury industry in design and interiors
- Professional portfolio
- Innovative materials and surfaces
- Illustration and colour techniques
- CAD design 3D rendering
- Fashion influence in home collection
- Creative research methods
- Collection development manager
- Interior designer
- Materials researcher/trend forecaster
- New Aesthetics
- Contextual and Cultural Studies
- Brand Experience
- Research Methods
- Industry Placement
- Creative Design Project