Three year course


Learning by doing is the principle at the root of the Three-year courses at Raffles Milano, a training experience that structures the mind, provides a solid technical foundation and unleashes a desire to broaden your life horizons


3 years





Start Date



Italian / English

Course leader



Nato nel 1947 e laureato nel 1969 all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. Dal 1975 al 1979 ha lavorato per ICF De Padova e in parallelo ha iniziato a collaborare con Vico Magistretti, uno dei maestri del Design italiano. Dal 1978 al 1984 ha vissuto a Londra e in quel periodo è stato fra i fondatori di Alias e Director di Artemide G.B. Nel 1992 ha fondato Nemo, e nel 1999 Forcolini.Lab. Nel 2005 ha fondato Oylight. Nel corso degli anni ha progettato per Alias, Artemide, BBB Bonacina, De Padova, Caimi Brevetti, Cassina, Gervasoni, Luceplan, Luci Italia, Joint, OY light, Pomellato e Zumtobel. Dal 2001 al 2007 è stato Presidente nazionale di ADI Associazione per il Disegno Industriale. Nel 2007 è membro del Consiglio Italiano del Design e dal 2008 è membro del Giurì del Design di ADI. Dal 2009 al 2016 è stato Direttore Scientifico, CEO e Vicepresidente di IED. Nel 2018 è nominato dal MIBAC membro della 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 2021 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


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 should attend

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, relief 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.

Aldo Bottoli

Color and Perception designer

Arian Brajkovic


Alessio Brambilla


Tito Canella


Luigi Ciuffreda


Carlo Dameno


Valentina Di Francesco

Visual designer

Luciana Di Virgilio

Graphic designer

Francesco Dondina


Gianluca Ferrauto


Monica Ferrigno


Marco Frigerio


Lorenzo Gecchelin

Graphic designer

Chiara Grandesso

Graphic designer

Midori Hasuike


Vittorio Libertucci

Laura Lisi

Translator / Interpreter

Pierluigi Masini

Journalist / Writer

Stefano Moscatelli


Elio Occhipinti


Matteo Origoni


Paolo Ranzani


Marco Rossano


Patrizia Scarzella

Architect / Journalist

Luca Stalla


Isabella Steffan


Amelia Valletta

Design strategist

Orio Vergani

Gallerist / Curator


Candidates can apply by downloading and filling out the application form Application here and sending it to or made by calling the school directly.

Application fee
Candidates applying for admission to the three-year courses must pay an application fee of €150

Application documents
– motivation letter
– passport or identity card for Italian or EU-EFTA citizens
– payment receipt of the €150 application fee.
The candidate 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 together with the other documents send to:

Securing your position in the course
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
Registration fee: 3,000 euros
Annual tuition fee: € 6,000
II Income bracket from 30,001 to 40,000 euros
Registration fee: 3,000 euros
Annual tuition fee: € 7,000
III Income bracket from 40,001 to 70,000 euros
Registration fee: 3,000 euros
Annual tuition fee: € 9,500
IV Income bracket from 70,001 to 100,000 euros
Registration fee: 3,000 euros
Annual tuition fee: € 12,500
V Income range from 100,001 to 125,000 euros
Registration fee: 3,000 euros
Annual tuition fee: € 16,000
VI Income bracket over 125,000 euros
Registration fee: 3,000 euros
Annual tuition fee: € 18,000

Non-European Union and Non-EFTA students
Registration fee: 3,000 euros
Annual tuition fee: € 18,000
Raffles Milan can accept the submission of income documents by students to assess their suitability with respect to the determination of the membership bracket

Information Request
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