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MA Interior Design

Lissoni Associati

New Intimacy Spaces

1. Subject

Lissoni Associati, founded and led by the Italian architect Piero Lissoni is one of the most important interdisciplinary design studios interpreting and bringing Italian sensibilities to the international design arena. The creative process of the studio is applied to a wide range of projects from architecture, interiors, landscape, product design and lighting to graphics, art direction and corporate identity. Their creative process driven by inspiration and experimentation is combined with a rigorous and refined aesthetic that interprets each context and creates a strong identity while responding to real human and social needs.

In line with the Lissoni Associati approach, this competition is seeking interior design oriented project solutions that have high aesthetic content, refined details and material combinations while responding to the fundamental criteria of a socializing space. The space may be private or commercial and include areas such as a living space, lounge, seating area or other. A limiting criterion of the project proposals is that the space needs to be designed for 'social interaction'. The scale or size of the space is not important (it can be a seating area for two or a full lounge). Attention should be given to the elements that define the space, (architectural, furniture or other interior components) and the type and level of interaction.

2. Criteria of participation

The call is open to graduates holding a University degree or equivalent study in Interior Design or about to graduate by October 2020 or to professionals with relevant experience in the field. Participation is individual – group submissions are not allowed.

3. How to participate

Participation in the call is free.

For further info on how to submit your application, please contact:

Project presentation should be submitted in an A3 format pdf file with 3-5 pages and may include: drawings, sketches, collages, renderings and/or photos.

The documentation must include:

  • the name and identification of the project;
  • 300 word description;
  • a mood board or concept board;
  • architectural drawings of the space with furniture (plan, elevations, sections and design details if applicable);
  • indication of materials, colours and finishes;
  • min. 2 renderings or photographs of the interior space.

No identification elements of the candidate must appear on the presentation boards, which will feature only the name of the project.

These files must be uploaded in one single PDF. Furthermore, in order to verify their eligibility for the designated Master Course, applicants are required to upload:

  • Copy of the University Degree or other equivalent three years course
  • Copy of University Transcript or equivalent
  • Passport scan
  • Signed Personal Statement
  • Reference Letter 1
  • Reference Letter 2
  • CV

The official language of the call is English. Descriptions in Italian will also be accepted.

4. Calendar

  • April 15th, 2020: Deadline for submission of the portfolio work and all additional documents listed. Applications received after this deadline or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • April  20th, 2020: Meeting of the Assessment Panel to select the successful applicant.
  • April  27h, 2020: Notification of the applicant selected for the Scholarship.

5. Academic Committee

The Committee is composed of renowned Italian and international fashion professionals, as well as Istituto Marangoni representatives:

  • Massimo Zanatta – School Director of Istituto Marangoni • Milano Design School
  • Sergio Nava – Director of Education of Istituto Marangoni • Milano Design School

6. Evaluation criteria

  • Consistency with the objective
  • Innovative proposal
  • Validity of the proposal from a strategic point of view
  • Overall quality
  • Capacity of synthesis and clarity in the exposure of the idea

7. Award

The winner of the call will be awarded a 50% scholarship on the tuition fee (enrolment fee is due) for the Master Interior Design that will be held at the School of Design of Istituto Marangoni in Milan, starting in October 2020.

8. Results and publication

At the end of the selection made by the Jury, the winner of the call will be announced via e-mail and telephone.

The final project and the final news might be published on Istituto Marangoni website.

The selected participant for the scholarship shall confirm his/her interest in the scholarship within 5 working days, after that time the scholarship will be considered as expired and will be reattributed.

9. Rights and use of the delivered outputs

Participants agree to transfer to Istituto Marangoni, Via Pietro Verri 4, Milano 20121, (vat number it 10542860969) the right to use the project, the right to use any output delivered for the participation to the international call for ideas “New Intimacy Spaces” as well as all the materials connected to the projects and delivered. Istituto Marangoni reserves the right to commercial use or publication or free exposure of the projects received, in the form and manner deemed most appropriate: the participants shall also authorize Istituto Marangoni to use the documents received for promotional purposes and in the manner deemed most appropriate. The participants, joining the international call for ideas “New Intimacy Spaces” declare that the promoters of the initiative cannot be subject to any claim resulting from such use. In any case, the participants agree to relieve the promoters from any liability toward third parties.

10. Liability

Participants agree to the following rules on intellectual property rights and industrial property rights in relation to the projects delivered to the promoters of the call.

  • They guarantee and ensure that the outputs are their original work and have not been entirely nor partially copied or substantially from any other work, source or material and that, as to their knowledge, they do not infringe any copyright of any third party;
  • In the case of a copyright or other intellectual property carried out in their outputs or whether a part of it belongs to a third party, they guarantee and ensure that they have requested the permission and/or authorization to transfer to Istituto Marangoni that output, and that in any case, they undertake to relieve Istituto Marangoni from any liability for the use of material that is developed, designed and/or produced by third parties.

11. Indemnity

By participating in the call, the participants agree to absolve and indemnify the promoters from any negative consequence resulting from the infringement of the rules provided by article 11 and, more generally, from any negative consequence resulting from the use of the projects.

12. Information on the treatment of personal data

Personal data collected as a result of the participation to the call will be used for the following purposes: execution of the operations of the call and for the thereto related purposes: the processing of personal data will be executed using manual, electronic and telematics tools closely related to the purposes for which they were provided; they could be disseminated through websites and social networks connected to Istituto Marangoni. In case of refusal to provide the requested data in order to participate in the call, the application form will be rejected or the potential participant excluded. In case of refusal to provide the data, as indicated, in order to transfer the advertising material, there will be no consequences. Personal data collected as a result of the call participation will be registered in the Istituto Marangoni database, holder of the treatment.

People to whom the data collected as a result of the participation to the call refer to are considered the holders of the related rights, among them, the confirmation of the existence of their personal data and their provision in an intelligible form, the cancellation, the transformation into anonymous form, or blocking of data processed unlawfully, as well as the updating, rectification, integration and to oppose the treatment for any legitimate reason. By participating in the call, the participants give their consent to the aforementioned treatment of data.

13. Consent to the use of personal data

Participants authorize Istituto Marangoni to use their personal data and their image, as well as to take videos, photos, registrations and to consign their image through third parties and with any tools, video, photo and television and the activity related to the call. They grant to Istituto Marangoni the right of use the said “material” in the context of the publishing products directed by Istituto Marangoni and in the context of the institutional website and social networks.

14. Applicable law and jurisdiction

The Italian law will govern the call and the relations between the participants. Any dispute that may arise between the promoters and the participants will be of exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Milan.