Interior Design - Corso Milano - Formazione

Three-year course


Imparare facendo è il principio alla base dei corsi triennali di Raffles Milano, un percorso di formazione che struttura la mente, fornisce un solido bagaglio tecnico e fa venire voglia di allargare i propri orizzonti di vita. Scopri il nostro corso triennale in Interior Design.


3 years





Start Date



Italian / English

Course leader



Born in 1947 and graduated in 1969 from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. From 1975 to 1979 he worked for ICF De Padova and in parallel he started to collaborate with Vico Magistretti, one of the masters of Italian Design. From 1978 to 1984 he lived in London and in that period he was among the founders of Alias and Director of Artemide G.B. In 1992 he founded Nemo with Cassina, and in 1999 Forcolini.Lab. In 2005 he founded Oylight. Over the years he designed for Alias, Artemide, BBB Bonacina, De Padova, Caimi Brevetti, Cassina, Gervasoni, Luceplan, Luci Italia, Joint, OY light, Pomellato and Zumtobel. From 2001 to 2007 he was National President of ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale). In 2007 he was a member of the Italian Design Council and since 2008 he is a member of the ADI Design Jury. From 2009 to 2016 he was Scientific Director, Ceo and Vice President of IED. In 2018 he is appointed by MIBAC member of the Study Commission for the identification of public policies to support and develop Design, and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he is appointed Ambassador of Italian design in the world. Since 2017 he is Scientific Director of Raffles Milano. In 2020 he was awarded the Compasso d'Oro alla Carriera. His projects are in the collections of the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, the Design Museum of the Triennale di Milano and the ADI Compasso d'Oro Collection. He has exhibited in Madrid, Los Angeles, London, Hamburg, Cologne, Tokyo, Sydney, Santiago the Chile, Moscow, Oslo, Naples, Milan, Toronto and Brussels. Commissione di studio per l’individuazione di politiche pubbliche di supporto e sviluppo al Design, e dal Ministero degli Esteri Ambasciatore del design italiano nel mondo. Dal 2017 è Direttore Scientifico di Raffles Milano. Nel 2020 ha ricevuto il Compasso d’Oro alla Carriera. Suoi progetti sono nelle collezioni del Cooper Hewitt Museum di New York, nel Museo delle Arti decorative di Parigi, nel Museo del Design della Triennale di Milano e nella Collezione del Compasso d’Oro ADI. Ha esposto a Madrid, Los Angeles, Londra, Amburgo, Colonia, Tokyo, Sidney, Santiago, Mosca, Oslo, Napoli, Milano, Toronto e Bruxelles. 

Interior design:
designing furniture, spaces and atmospheres

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To design is to transform the world, from the simplest things right up to the most complex ones. Design is not just a discipline that teaches us how to invent and improve the material side of life: it is also an ideal model that teaches us how things both great and small are bound together by invisible threads. It is the art of change, responsibility and commitment.

Professional opportunities

The interior designer is a designer who is able to deal with spaces of various sizes and complexities and translate the messages and atmospheres of a brand or a private client into spaces with tangible solutions, spaces that convey messages, emotions, and meaning. He or she is a key professional figure for architecture or design firms, event agencies, television or film studios, design offices and companies in the furniture and interior accessories industry. The specific technical background of the interior designer also allows him/her to embark on a career as a critic and scholar of the interior design and furniture system or operate as a consultant and art director for companies in the field of fashion and design.

Who is this for?

This course is conceived for candidates holding a High School diploma and for students coming from Italian and foreign universities. Applicants should have a specific interest in the disciplines of space design (homes, offices, hospitality, meeting places and retail) and in the conception and design of environments for exhibit design and furniture design for the home, workspace, and place of leisure. The course will focus on the study and coherent application of decoration, the use of materials, lighting technologies and interior accessories. Students will be expected to show a strong attitude and interest in the study of social behaviour, of the culture of visual arts, and of socio-cultural trends. Participants in this course are the future designers of environments and communicative atmospheres, alert interpreters of contemporary trends and lifestyles


A first propaedeutically phase (first year) is followed by an intermediate in-depth study (second year) and a conclusive stage dedicated to the final project-portfolio (third year). After acquiring the theoretical essentials of drawing and representation and studying the history of applied arts and architecture for home environments, students will then deal with the increasingly complex social and cultural scenarios in which companies operate today and study the evolution of habits and lifestyles as well as of brands’ relationship with users and consumers. The main goal being that of searching for design solutions capable of supplying the most advanced and sustainable answers to improve the quality of life, of the workplace and of leisure


– Visual design
– Drawing and representation of spaces
– History of architecture and interior design
– Art and Design history
– Exhibit design
– Retail design
– 3D and CAD workshop
– Environmental design
– Anthropology and sociology of consumption
– Materials and surfaces
– Branding, Marketing and research
– Acoustics and lighting technology
– Colour and colorimetry
– Decoration and textures

Student of the Year

At the end of each academic year, Raffles Milano rewards the best talent of every course and every year.
The award is given to the student who has distinguished him- or herself in terms of his/her academic career and portfolio, according to the assessment both of an internal committee of teachers and of an external committee of professionals who are invited to assess the portfolio (the student’s anonymity is protected)


They are well-founded professionals, authors of projects that have made their mark, and with many years of teaching experience. They have a wide and truly international vision. They are part of a cohesive and productive group, and they love discussing the progress of courses, the opportunities that present themselves on the run and the performance of individual students.

Thomas Berloffa


Alessio Brambilla


Tito Canella


Luigi Ciuffreda


Paolo Costa

Journalist expert in digital culture and new media

Carlo Dameno


Luciana Di Virgilio

Graphic designer

Monica Ferrigno


Carlo Forcolini

Scientific Director

Lorenzo Gecchelin

Graphic designer

Chiara Grandesso

Graphic designer

Midori Hasuike


Vittorio Libertucci

Laura Lisi

Translator / Interpreter

Pierluigi Masini

Journalist / Writer

Paolo Ranzani


Stefano Moscatelli


Marco Rossano


Anna Santi


Patrizia Scarzella

Architect / Journalist

Isabella Steffan


Giulio Vinaccia


Motoki Yoshio



Applications for admission can be made by downloading the form and sending it to or by contacting the school on the phone.

Admission Fee
Applicants will have to pay a fee of 150 euros for the admission.

Admission documentation
– letter of motivation
– passport or identity card for Italian students or EU-EFTA citizens
– receipt of payment of the admission fee of 150 euros.
The candidates will be contacted for an Admissions interview after their submission of the Application documents. If their profile is considered suitable, candidates will receive an Admittance letter, which is non-binding for the Candidate.

Candidates, if the result of the interview was positive, are sent the official acceptance response of the admission request, which remains non-binding for the Candidate.
Download the application form here and send it together with the other documents to:

Confirmation of enrollment
I candidati possono procedere con l’iscrizione una volta ricevuta la mail di ammissione


Annual fees valid for registrations from 1 January 2021:
Students from the European Union and EFTA
Registration fee + annual fee according to the six categories of ISEE family income brackets:
I Income bracket up to € 30,000
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 6.000 euro
II Income bracket from 30,001 to 40,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 7.000 euro
III Income bracket from 40,001 to 70,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 9.500 euro
IV Income bracket from 70,001 to 100,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 12.500 euro
V Income range from 100,001 to 125,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 16.000 euro
VI Income bracket over 125,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 18.000 euro

Non-European Union and Non-EFTA students
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 18.000 euro
Raffles Milan can accept the submission of income documents by students to assess their suitability with respect to the determination of the membership bracket