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Specializing Master in Furniture Design

Milan, Italy

1 Years


Full time

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EUR 15,000 / per year


* for EU/ Non-EU who graduated in Italy / EU citizens with qualifications gained abroad| Non-EU citizens who graduated abroad by March 5th, 2024


The furniture industry is undergoing profound transformation and therefore companies are reconsidering their product ranges, presence in international markets, distribution channels, and product and brand communication. All this requires a strong upgrading of the skills of designers and their ability to relate to added value building.

The Master is based on the capacity of Italian companies, working in the furniture industry, to use design as a fundamental lever of competitive advantage and a structural element of corporate culture. The core of the program is focused on the knowledge generated from the advantageous relationships instilled between the Italian production system and the network of professionals involved in the design. The Master sets its cultural roots in the “Italian model” of rapport between enterprise and design, while also aiming to develop new knowledge in innovation that responds to the challenges posed by technological, social, and market changes. The program’s structure takes on a systemic vision of the role of design in the furniture industry, teaming new fields of interest with the traditional focus on product development, along with the growing importance of brands and their tangible and intangible elements of expression.

Furniture Design

The Specializing Master is based on practical application activities centered on the involvement of some of the most important Italian furniture companies and international designers. Students will work on real problems related to the many contemporary challenges of the industry, starting from actual project briefs from the partner companies.

The Master in Furniture Design provides the following types of didactic activities:

Introductory and specialized lessons, entrusted to a highly qualified faculty, composed of teachers from the Politecnico di Milano, professionals from the industry, and experts from the business world. The lessons will introduce and expand on different aspects of contemporary design and will give you an overview of methods and tools that will help you innovate and manage added value through design.

Testimonials and meetings with designers and companies that will bring participants into direct contact with the protagonists of Italian design.

Project work in small teams starting from project briefs from Masters partner companies with the support of the companies, professionals, and experts from within the industry.

300 hours of professionalizing projects or 300 hours of curriculum internships at companies and professional studios, to experiment and expand the skills acquired during the Master's in the world of work.

The Number of Admitted Students is 30

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