Educational Institution Information
The Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) is a private design school in Italy founded in 1966 by Francesco Morelli. The school is organized into four disciplines: Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management. It is spread over nine cities - Milan, Turin, Venice, Cagliari, Florence, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid and Sao Paulo - and thirteen locations which occupy more than 50,000 square meters of space. At the heart of a metropolitan area that bears comparison with London and New York, Milan is for the whole world a synonym for art, industry, finance, design and fashion. Artists of the calibre of Leonardo and Bramante worked in Milan, and four centuries later, Marinetti and Boccioni, founders of the Futurist Movement. More recently, celebrated architects and designers, such as the Castiglioni brothers, Magistretti and Zanuso, and fashion designers like Armani and Versace, to name just a few, made Milan the world centre of fashion and design. Art, science, industry and finance are the cultures at the root of this city pragmatism and of its creative and entrepreneurial spirit. It is no coincidence that our school was born in Milan, drawing the inspiration for its teaching methods from the know-how, the thinking and the innovation so typical of Milan hinterland and its history. Designing both goods and services for industry and with industry is the vocation of IED Milan, where design in all its ramifications is taught and practised.