Furniture Design
Learning from the Italian Experience
I Edition
November 2018

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Introduction
The furniture industry is undergoing profound transformation and therefore companies are reconsidering their product ranges, presence in international market, 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 professions involved in 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 to the traditional focus on product development, along with the growing importance of brands and its tangible and intangible elements of expression.
 
Training goals
The Master course intends to form knowledgeable designers of the most advanced models of relationship between the product development processes, market dynamics and technological developments. It also intends to complete the training of professionals in R&D, marketing and brand management in the furniture sector, offering them a better understanding of design management skills as a lever to create a competitive advantage.
 
Professional careers
The master seeks to train international designers for companies and design studios working in the international market, in Italy and abroad. 
The program trains students for the following roles in the Furniture Industry:
  • R&D Managers;  
  • Designers or Leaders of Product Development Teams; 
  • Product Engineers or technical experts in the design of furnishing elements; 
  • Product Portfolio Managers; 
  • Design Managers or Art/Design Directors; 
  • Communication and Brand Managers.
Final assessment
At the end of the programme, once the final examination has been passed, the 1st level Specializing Master in Furniture design. Learning from the Italian experience diploma will be issued, with the related achievement of 60 CFU/ECTS.
 
 
 

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Furniture Design

 

Tuition and Fees

Total charges for the Specializing Master are € 12.500,00 (including Politecnico di Milano enrollment fee of € 500).

Goals

The Master course intends to form knowledgeable designers of the most advanced models of relationship between the product development processes, market dynamics and technological developments.

Teaching Plan

The Specializing Master will begin November 2018 and will end November 2019.

Venue

Lessons will be held at POLI.design, via Durando 38/A.

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