Specializing Master in Furniture Design

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60 crediti
Prezzo 14.500 €


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.

Didactic Plan
The Specializing Master is based on practical activities with the participation of some of the most prominent Italian furniture companies and international designers.
Students will work on real problems related to contemporary challenges of the industry, starting from real project briefs from the partner companies.

The Specializing Master in Furniture Design provides the following types of training activities:

Introductory and specialized lessons, entrusted to a highly qualified faculty, composed of teachers from the Politecnico di Milano, professionals from the industry and experts from the business world. The lessons will introduce and go deeper into the various aspects of contemporary design and will give an overview of methods and tools intended to innovate and manage added value through design.
Seminars and meetings with designers and companies that will bring participants into direct contact with the protagonists of Italian design.
Project work in small teams starting from project briefs from partner companies with the support of professionals and experts from within the industry.
Practical activities through workshops to acquire physical and digital modelling and rendering skills.
Professional experience by way of internship at companies and professional studios (minimum 300 hours), with the aim of experimenting and expanding the skills acquired during the Master.




The specializing master is mainly aimed at people who already have work experience who want to complete their training by understanding the dynamics of an advanced model of relationship between design, culture and production system.
The Master is also aimed at product designers who intend to expand their knowledge, as well as other professional figures working in the furniture product development chain, product portfolio management, and relationship with identity, placement and brand communication.
The Master's degree is reserved for applicants holding a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Industrial Design, Engineering and in Economics (Chemistry, Computer Science, and Physics). For foreign applicants, equivalent degrees will be considered in their respective study curricula and an English test will be required.


Date: 5 Jun. 2024 - 31 Aug. 2025.


Training objectives
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.


Titolo ottenuto

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.

Prospettive di lavoro

Employment Opportunities 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.


The specializing master is entrusted to a highly qualified faculty, composed of teachers from the Politecnico di Milano, industry professionals and experts coming from the business world.

Luogo in cui si tiene il corso

A Milano
Specializing Master in Furniture Design
Campus e sedi: POLI.design
Via Don Giovanni Verità, 25 20158 Milano
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