Master in Interior Design for Luxury Living

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome

Program Description

Master in Interior Design for Luxury Living

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome


On completion of the Specialization Course in ‘Interior Design for Luxury Living’, students will be able to develop complex and sophisticated projects for the residential, hospitality (Hotels, Spas & Resorts) and retail sectors, utilizing and reinterpreting classic competencies from the tradition of Italian design and skilfully blending them with the best and most advanced technological skills available.

Students will learn how to analyse real situations, contextualizing and relating them to their own professional niche in the luxury sector.

Moreover, as future interior designers for luxury living, students will acquire the following key skills: critical analysis, leadership and teamwork, an entrepreneurial spirit and creativity, an in-depth knowledge of trends and top quality materials, as well as the ability to develop and communicate ideas and projects, to identify and position brands, to understand and interpret clients’ needs within the complex world of luxury.

In a world of mass production and standardization, there is an ever increasing demand for alternative design solutions in order to custom meet a client’s individual needs and enhance their personality.

It is within this context that the concept of luxury has emerged as a field for experimentation and creativity.

Our course aims to train professionals who can develop, interpret and propose luxury as something which is unique and timeless, of top-quality but not necessarily elitist, by learning from the Italian way of living and its expressions of excellence.

The Italian way of ‘making’ and living stems from a complex cultural stratification which respects and renews the legacies of the past (Classics, Renaissance, Baroque and the Avant-Garde movements) and when meeting with different cultures, becomes enriched with new codes and languages. This enables it, without ever losing its identity, to be applied to the ever-evolving concept of ‘common luxury goods’, thereby giving rise to unique and innovative contemporary solutions.

The course will provide an overview of living spaces and projects conceived and developed through the Italian ‘artisanal’ approach to interior design which combines a complex context with the clients’ needs and the hierarchy of spaces with the perfection of details.

The course program is conceived as a research ‘itinerary’ where theory is applied to design experiences specific to each interior design seminar.

The operational knowledge acquired during the course will provide students with the necessary tools to understand how to work, to think about the meaning of their work and to submit targeted solutions that are rounded and complete in every aspect and which perfectly meet clients’ expectations, market demands and the needs of contemporary society.

In order to achieve these results, the faculty will pay specific attention to the following aspects:

  • developing students’ independent critical judgement;
  • raising students’ awareness and understanding of briefs (instructions) and market requirements
  • developing students’ research skills;
  • stimulating students’ ‘design direction’ aptitudes in order to develop their personal expressive languages.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 12, 2016
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Mar. 2017
Full time
Start date Mar. 2017
Italy Rome
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