Inside Design: Concepts Of Italian Interior-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, March 14, 2011

Inside Design: Concepts Of Italian Interior

28 March - 08 April and 18-29 July

Inside Design is an opportunity to take a tour of the world of Italian design; to study design precedents and develop an interior design project. Students will be guided to investigate a famous Florentine fashion griffe,
starting from the analysis of its products, and to translate its philosophy and features into a space reflecting its particular atmosphere.
The course will include lectures, visits, critiques and studio time to work on a project. Visiting museums, design show rooms, architectural offices and hosting specific guests will introduce students to the complexities of developing interior spaces as well as an introduction to Italian design culture. Working on their projects, participants will express their own creativity through sketches, drawings and maquettes, focusing on materials, surfaces, volumes, light and colors. The aim of the course is to define a universal method to face a design project in a personal way.

The workshop is taught by Italian architect Katia Santuccio. She has a degree in architecture from Florence University. She has worked in different offices in Milan and Florence for stands and showroom designs, especially for Marazzi and Olivetti firms. In the meantime, she has been assistant lecturer for Prof. Dell’Acqua Bellavitis, Milan Politecnico, section interior design and journalist for EDGE magazine about international young design. She worked on displays of exhibitions, set-design and site-specific works. She has worked as an Interior Design and Design History teacher at the Arte School, Lorenzo de Medici American University, Accademia Europea in Florence and IED Instituto Europeo di Design Milan. She is founder of the DIstudio architecture office in Florence.

The course will be 4 hours per day and participants will have the late afternoon, evening and weekend free to explore Florence and Tuscany. The cost is 1100 euros and includes housing for 2 weeks based on double

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