Rome, Italy

Interior design – Timeless spaces

when 3 July 2023 - 7 July 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 680

Explore the world of Interior Design, in collaboration with FMA Architects
Rome is the city of history, monuments, rituals, and the succession of ages distinguished by forms, magnitude, materials, and colors.
This workshop will allow you to enter a timeless dimension, in which interior design is elaborated through pre-digital techniques and the use of materials, colors, and shapes.
You will be immersed in a unique place, working in a real material library on the main floor of a 16th-century palace in the very center of the eternal city.
You will learn hands-on techniques – and how to mix them – to design and visualize timeless living spaces, through an intense journey of case studies, images, exercises, sketching, brainstorming, and external visits.

Starting from the analysis of the ancient Roman Domus (the Latin word for house), you will design an original space taking advantage of different techniques: pencil fast sketching, watercolor painting, collage, mood board, material board, and color scheme.

Course leader

Alessia Vitali is the Director of Brand Development at Fabio Mazzeo Architects.
Alessia Vitali is an architect who graduated at Università di Roma La Sapienza where she also earned a Ph.D. in Architecture with a visiting research period at Columbia Uni.

Target group

From 18 years old

Course aim

Day 1
Introduction and schedule of the course.
A lecture on timeless interior design, the legacy of the Italian masters of the 20th century, and the relationship with clients through world-recognized interior design projects.
Practical exercises on how to design with materials (in the material library) and visualize interior design projects with pre-digital techniques.

Day 2
Introduction to the Roman Domus and its spaces: Triclinium (dining room), Cubicula (bedroom), Tablinum (living room), Balneum (bathing room and SPA), and how they have evolved over the centuries.
Brief, individual selection of the preferred space and concept phase.
Practical exercises on mood board and collage techniques.

Day 3
Development of the project.
Practical exercises on fast sketching and watercolor painting.

Day 4
Visit to external showrooms.
Development of the projects.
Practical exercises on presentation techniques.

Day 5
Fine-tuning of the projects, final presentation, and critique session with Fabio Mazzeo.

Credits info

2 EC
no extra info

Fee info

EUR 680: University students: 5% (upon presentation of the university registration booklet)

If the student, after having attended the workshop, enrolls in a BA or MA program at RUFA, a 10% reduction will be applied to the annual tuition fee for the first year.