IAAD’s “Interior Design” Department was founded in Turin in 1978 and, on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, expands its thematic horizons in order to confront the new challenges of the contemporary world.

 

SPACE! MAKE! SENSE!

The identity of the First Level Academic Diploma in “Interior Design” continues to focus on the spatial and material quality of spaces and furnishing systems, along the lines of the Italian design tradition, promoting the comparison with process and language innovations introduced both by new project managing tools and production, and by the pervasive connectivity that makes furniture and living spaces more and more sensitive and interactive.

Considering both well-being and user’s needs as central elements of the technical-creative process of the designer, in the border space between the world of theory and that of the project there are three thematic lines, representing the multiple facets of contemporary design. 

  SPACE

The central issue about research in the interior design world: the achievement of a high spatial quality through a clear interpretation of the project plan and user needs, distribution inventions, functional flexibility and a conscious use of materials.

  MAKE

The transformation processes of matter as a fundamental part of the project development path, considering both the traditional methods and the new tools related to mass customization and its formal and aesthetic implications, capable of generating new languages. The production chain of objects and systems redesigned in the virtuous view of circular economy, so that the innate mankind propensity to renew spaces doesn’t interfere irreparably with the environment.

  SENSE

The environmental comfort of the user as an essential point for the correct design of the interior spaces, which is implemented through the control of natural elements (light, air, water); the adaptation of architectural and plant devices; the conscious spatial declension of the organic sources of the plant world. The critical use of new tools derived from the digital revolution – from the new systems of connection between objects (Internet of Things), to the interaction interfaces with users – considered as a function of its spatial implications.

 

Quality of the project, authorship, multidisciplinarity, attitude to research and knowledge sharing are the aspects that characterize a modern course of Interior Design, capable of training professionals equipped with the right tools to confront the challenges of the market and the contemporary world.

The study plans deal with humanistic subjects such as art history, architecture and design, sociology and semiotics of design, moving then to more specific topics such as design of spaces and furnishing systems; home design; exhibit design; design of sustainable processes; ergonomics; Science and technology of materials – supported by the modeling laboratory; digital representation techniques – including technical drawing, parametric modeling, rendering and video making.

Thanks to the active support of numerous partners – from companies to professionals, through presentations, company visits, workshops, seminars, internships, projects and degree theses – the IAAD Interior Design Department is able to offer its students opportunities to try challenge themselves alongside the most renowned national and international companies operating in the field of design.

 

INTERIOR AND FURNITURE DESIGN DEPARTMENT

I level Academic Diploma in Design (DIPL02) Specialization in Interior design

Seat: Turin/Bologna Language: Italian  

Three-year course syllabus

scientific-academic area

learning environment

basic

 

Sciences of communication

Design semiotics

Representation methods and tools

Projective and descriptive geometry

History and culture of design

– History of arts and techniques

– History and culture of design

Mathematics and physical sciences

Design physics

Science and technology of materials

Science and technology of materials

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32 CREDITS

   

characterizing

 

Basic Design

Basic design

Space design

– Furnishing

– Interior design

– Space design

Systems design

Integrated product design

Production technologies

Production technologies

Product design / Space design

Characterizing subjects annually activated by Academic Board

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76 CREDITS

   

other

 

Analysis and representation of shape and project

Representation techniques and languages

Multimedia

Multimedia for design

Project representation and communication techniques

– CAD

– Modelling

Sciences and languages of perception

Theory of perception

Ergonomics

Ergonomics

Professional activity management

Professional activity management

Sociology and anthropology of design

Sociology of design

Image graphic design

Image graphic design

Communication design

Communication design

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45 CREDITS

English language

 

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4 CREDITS

Self-chosen

 

CFA

9 CREDITS

Internship

 

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9 CREDITS