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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2016/2017
Scuola Scuola del Design
Docente Borella Mauro Afro , Di Sabatino Peter Arthur , Scullica Francesco , Veronese Gisella
Cfu 18.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

History, Memory and Tradition in the contemporary Italian Interior Design


In the Italian contemporary context, history, memory and tradition concerning places, architectures, interiors and furniture are very important considering that Italy is very well known for its architectural and artistic heritage, to which any modern and contemporary Italian designers have to deal with (from Franco Albini, Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella, Carlo Scarpa,  Vittoriano Viganò,  to Ugo La Pietra, Luca Scacchetti,  Massimo Scolari,.. and many others).

The studio is based on  a semester-long project, running from October(with initial research and other foundational material pertinent to the studio and project,including professors and guest lectures) to the end of January.

During the studio there will be explorations that may try to link the past, present and future to the contemporary world and sense of things. While explicit preservation and conservation are respected and valued, a progressive and open sense of heritage and history, fused with modernity and the contemporary conditions, will also be explored. This sense of continuity also strives for a comprehensive state of sustainability – in social, cultural, economic and ecological aspects.

The project site for this studio will  be a historical location which presents an ideal laboratory for the investigation and expression of the above theme, and would also potentially facilitate very interesting processes and exposure of the work.

The site presents various typologies of spaces and places for the students to engage and the location can  suggest the development of various kind of interiors (luxury and low cost)  such as for housing, for  hospitality, for  education  and for exhibition.

A design brand,  dealing with the “Classic” vocabulary in  interiors, furnishing and innovation  may be involved in the studio and could offer an exposure during the Milanese International Furniture Fair 2017.

Biblographical references will be given during the course.


Course structure:


1st phase, individual work:  research on the location and on historical topics concerning interior design (history of Interiors, styles, furniture, materials, architects and designers dealing with the relation between classic and contemporary languages)


2nd phase, team work: analysis and concept design on the  design theme suggested by the faculty  (housing, hospitality, education, exhibition,…) and target definition


3rd phase, team work: preliminary design, that includes proposal of layout, sketches,  functional diagrams, study-models


4th phase, team work: design development, that includes the definition of all the aspects of the project depending on the theme.


An exhibition on the final projects of the studio will be organized to promote students works.


After the final exam, students will be selected for the development of the individual thesis.



Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

Students work will be marked after each phase;   grades will be given considering: quality and quantity of work presented,  quality of comunication and presentation, level of innovation of presented topics.

All these marks will contribute to the final grade of the studio, as well as the real active partecipation in all the didactic activities of the studio (lectures, presentations, visits, tutorials, etc) 


Mix Forme Didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore didattiche
laboratorio informatico
laboratorio sperimentale
laboratorio di progetto

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese

Note Docente
schedaincarico v. 1.6.1 / 1.6.1
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