Master in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan

Program Description

Master in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan


Interior design is a complex system where the project of space, light, materials, colours and furniture interact.

Today the designer’s profile is continuously changing. As an interior designer/decorator, he/she has now to improve his/her skills in order to be a flexible and eclectic professional able to meet the different market requirements. He/she has to tackle the project not only from a technical-formal viewpoint but mainly from a strategic one.

The Interior Designer has to design - after having carried out a careful analysis of the market and of the needs of the contemporary users -, to be able to image the short-term and long-term future and, therefore, to give proper solutions improving the usage of the space.

The Interior Designer has to convey a strong feeling linked to such space without omitting an accurate selection of furniture, lights, materials and colors.

The Master is developed in collaboration with GGA Studio, Milan.


The Master course is aimed at graduates in Architecture and Interior Design from all over the world that want to improve their project experience with the world of the Italian design.

Methodology and structure

The Interior Design Master is intended to guide students in mapping a project method. Throughout the interpretation of expressive and behavioural codes, of contemporary trends, and of material technologies, students will develop a numerous of project experiences whose results, at the end, will be gathered to enrich personal portfolios.

The goal is therefore to let the project assume an unceasing strategic value, responding to all needs of design industries. Projects developed during the entire course allow students to be lead step by step to the Italian Design System: an extremely open source system, which calls designers from all over the world to work with Italian companies. Its richness for an interior designer is in a network of companies that seek design innovation, throughout their knowledge in building high quality interior materials.

Throughout 4 weeks of intensive workshops all participants - from different countries and different project cultures – will arise and align their know how. The course’s development mainly focuses on three projects (increasingly different for length and complexity), projects which will investigate the three most important fields of interior design: Retail, Hospitality and Wellness.

Projects will simulate real professional approach: brief, development, presentation.

The course includes conferences held by well-known professional of the design field. Visits to major material producers, showrooms and the participation in cultural events (SALONE DEL MOBILE di Milano) and cross-disciplinary workshop will complete the program.

Among the companies of the past editions:

  • Febal - Colombini Group
  • Rizoma
  • TVS
  • 3M
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jvc Kenwood
  • Grohe
  • Esterni
  • ING Diarect
  • Verallia
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 12, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Italy Milan
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