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Image of The Florence Institute of Design International The Florence Institute of Design International:
The Florence Institute, located in the center of Florence, Italy, is an international school of Italian design providing both masters and undergraduate level design courses. The Institute specializes in a wide range of courses of Graphic Design, Interior Design, Art History and Architecture, for students from across Europe and around the world. We focus on Italy's international students, with all classes taught in the English language. Our staff has a respected reputation for dynamic teaching methods, motivating course material and interactive learning. Our school is an ideal place to study abroad while surrounded by fine Italian design. As a private Italian institution, quality education is provided as a result of professional staff, excellent resources and personalized instruction. Our knowledgeable staff respond to your interests, while addressing your academic needs. The Institute’s philosophy is to provide a quality facility offering the highest level of education, and resources.


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The entry hall to the Institute is a unique example of Baroque interior design and art. Covered with plaster decorations, large colorful paintings and vaulted fresco ceilings, the hall is the signature space for the institute. Each of the paintings and vaults depicts celestial scenes with cherubs and mythological characters in vividly animated compositions. Both the hall and the palazzo date back to the Baroque design era of the 1700’s, Because examples of Baroque architecture are so rare in the Florence center, the entire palazzo is historical certified and protected by Italy’s Minister of Culture.


 

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The school is located in the heart of the city of Florence, Italy. Florence is an ideal destination for design students as it contains a rich patrimony of Renaissance works. Its small scale and pedestrian friendly environment make it an ideal place to study design.

Located in the center of Florence Italy, it is a perfect place to study abroad the finest of Italian design and art. The institute is situated in a historic palazzo within one of Florence’s most vibrant sections of town. The interior has been transformed into an international school with an elegant décor and spacious design. The soft atmosphere and refined ambiance create an inspirational environment ideal for creative thinking. The large decorated classrooms are well equipped for learning with video projectors and powerful computers.


 

Photos of The Florence Institute of Design International Balcony on Borgo Ognissanti
The Florence Institute of Design International is located on the historical street of Borgo Ognissanti which runs between Piazza Goldoni to Via il Prato. The ‘borgo’ indicates that at one time the street was outside the city walls. Borgo Ognissanti is named after the Church of Ognissanti, which is a Franciscan church founded by the lay order of the Umiliati, and is dedicated to all the saints and martyrs, known and unknown.


 

Picture of The Florence Institute of Design International Creative Director of the Institute:

Marc DiDomenico is an architect and interior designer who oversees the design components of the institute's academic programs. His extensive experience in architecture, interiors, international competitions, and historic preservation brings a professional emphasis to the institute’s academic structure. His works have been featured in respected international publications and his experience extends equally between Italy, Europe and North America. Arch. DiDomenico in addition instructs critical parts of the Interior Design studio courses.

Arch. DiDomenico also servers as the Vice-President of the AIA Continental Europe chapter. AIAce is a International association that attracts hundreds of architects and designers with members throughout Europe and North America. Through the AIA he is involved with the organization of design exhibitions, architectural tours, and international conferences.


School / Office Address: Borgo Ognissanti 9
Florence
Italy
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VISITS
We invite you to come visit our school in the heart of the historic center on Borgo Ognissanti. The area immediate surrounding the school is plentiful with shops, cafés and cultural sites. Within, the school is spacious, and well equipped with an elegant décor. Formal visits can be made upon appointment or you can always stop by during business hours for a brief tour.

Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2017-05-15 were from:

USA;   Sochi, Russia;   Cairo, Egypt;   and more.
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