IED - Istituto Europeo di Design Spa

Italian contemporary design and trends - spring semester

IED - Istituto Europeo di Design Spa
En Milano (Italia)
  • IED - Istituto Europeo di Design Spa

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Tipología Curso
Lugar Milano (Italia)
Duración 15 Weeks
Inicio Febrero 2019
  • Curso
  • Milano (Italia)
  • Duración:
    15 Weeks
  • Inicio:
    Febrero 2019
Descripción

Are you interested in further studies in the field of fashion? Do you want to learn more about Italian design? If so, this Course’s programme may be of interest to you.


The Spring Italian Contemporary Design and Trends semester program is designed to offer participants a practical study of Italian design, revolving around a number of shows and fairs that exhibit the best of the Italian design system: the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week that follows; the Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo.

Throughout the semester, students will be engaged in developing technical and critical skills in the classroom and inside the main trade fairs that highlight the Italian design experience.



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Schedule: Lessons run from Monday to Friday, full timeTarget: This course is intended for motivated students and professionals interested in understanding the Italian design system and the trends research methods.A basic knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator commands is requested.The first part of the course will allow participants to understand the Italian design system, focusing mainly on furniture design. At the same time students will acquire the instruments and the methods to be used to analyze a specific collection of a specific brand; the analysis will be related with formal language, use of colors, materials and finishings.Thanks to the basic knowledge acquired at the beginning of the course, students will be able to do an analytical experience on field during the Milano Design week and individuate the main trends in the furniture design filed. This will be the starting point to work on a proposal for a new collection for a “made in Italy” brand.During the course the participants will learn how to use the graphic instruments so to be able to express the new ideas for the brand and in order to organize a professional presentation for the client.

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Feb-2019
Milano
Milano, Italia
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Inicio Feb-2019
Ubicación
Milano
Milano, Italia
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Design
Materials
Art design
Exhibition
Art
International
Industry
Communication Training
Production
Interior Design

Programa académico

  • Academic Program
    • Contemporary Design
    • Contemporary art
    • Design trends
    • Design trends workshop
    • Graphic Design
    • Materials trends
    • Research Methods
    • Contemporary Design

      Explores contemporary trends and design languages, which will be investigated via showroom visits and lectures. Lectures will focus on the contemporary domestic life, initially deepening various typologies of houses which underline different lifestyles. The purpose of this first assignment is to understand that the design of a physical space influences the mental state of the occupants. Attention will be focused on contemporary furniture trends, which define the needs and desires of the occupants, not only from a practical and functional point of view but also an emotional one. The physical environment will be read through the analysis of the contemporary production of furniture and design languages, focusing on shapes and forms, colors, textures, materials. Students will create a book of trends: magazines, catalogues, showrooms tours will be used as research tools for the final presentation.

    • Contemporary art

      The instructor will introduce, analyze, compare, contrast, and juxtapose the profile and the work of painters, photographers, sculptors, performance and video artists who use a variety of media, materials, tools, and processes to create their work. Lectures will be complimented by site visits to galleries and exhibitions.

    • Design trends

      Provide students with the analytical, cultural and economic tools needed to identify and analyze trends in design.the course prepares students for the milano design week by providing an investigative methodology. The course includes a theoretical section, to define methods of analysis and verification of the main macro and micro trends in design and interior design. The final exam is a research project focused on a single brand of the furniture industry considered a “trend setter”.

    • Design trends workshop

      The course objective is to structure a comprehensive research project on a major macro and micro trend that emerged during the milan design week. Beginning with an analysis of what was presented during the course is developed through classroom exercises intended to develop a complete  mapping of the main design and interior design trends. The areas analyzed will focus on home design, retail shop and design, entertainment design. At the end of the course students will present colors, materials, finishings proposal for a new products line for a “made in Italy” furniture brand.

    • Graphic Design

      Focuses on the basic principles of graphic design and composition of diverse elements with  attention to the balance between them. As well differences in developing a layout for printing or relative to a presentation in digital format will be addressed. The course also goes in depth with the use of the main graphic design softwares; Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

    • Materials trends

      Explores the impressive choice of materials available to designers, analyzing new materials and surface finishes in the workshop and visiting the showrooms of the most important Italian producers. During the course it will be analyzed how specific colors, materials and finishes affect a space or a product and how they can be used as instrument of communication.

    • Research Methods

      The course is organized in two different modules: research on user, research on brand. Beside the trends analysis connected with product/furniture, already studied in other courses, it will be teached also how to develop a research on user and brand.  First module is focused on the user experience connected with a specific product. Second module is about brand analysis. The main topics studied during the course are: personas definition, user journey, brand analysis, competitor.