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Designing Unique Luxury Spaces

A course by Ciszak Dalmas Ferrari
Architecture Studio. Madrid, Spain.
Joined June 2020
, Architecture Studio

Combine creative branding and strategic thinking to design singular interior spaces

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  • 98% positive reviews (191)
  • 5914 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch

Combine creative branding and strategic thinking to design singular interior spaces



  • 98% positive reviews (191)
  • 5914 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 27m)
  • 24 additional resources (14 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Great design is the product of solving real problems with original creative ideas. Matteo Ferrari and Andrea Caruso, two of the partners at Ciszak Dalmas Ferrari Studio, rely on strategic design thinking and a range of inspiration to create singular spaces that are both practical and eye-catching. No matter where you find inspiration, learn to channel it into a design project that has a positive impact and generates instant brand recognition.

In this course, Matteo and Andrea present their unique creative approach to designing for retail, blending their backgrounds in industrial design and architecture to develop impactful interior spaces. Learn their strategies for working with clients, understanding a visitor’s journey, and transforming a store, house, restaurant, or public space down to the last inspiring detail.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The Brief
  • U3
    U3. The Design of an Unique Space - Finding Inspiration and Creating Your Mood Board
  • U4
    U4. Project Development
  • U5
    U5. Post-production
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Get started on your design journey with Matteo and Andrea. They introduce you to their studio and go through some of their greatest influences before briefly discussing the project that will be done in this course: designing the interior of a flagship store for a high-end fashion brand.

Learn how to compile a design brief that brings together the functional and aesthetic requirements needed to develop the space’s interior. Matteo and Andrea point out some essential things to focus on, including how to analyze a project’s needs, why it’s important to understand your client, and how to transmit your vision for the space.

Leave your analytical self behind and start using the right half of your brain. Dive into the more creative side of the project, using all five senses to define a preliminary concept and craft it into a tangible mood board with unique images, colors, materials, textures, and finishes.

Map out the journey a guest will follow when they visit the space and start developing your final proposal. Begin shaping the idea that was established during the research phase and explore different designs with some simple 3D views. Start modeling the space and the furniture in Rhinoceros before applying materials with Keyshot. Finally, add some details before creating a final general overview of the space.

Matteo and Andrea give you some tips for how to sell or win a project, and how you can use technology and online platforms to put your client inside a 3D space. Finally, see how to make impactful images of your mood boards and learn some tricks for developing a persuasive final pitch.

What is this course's project?

Develop a unique design project for a functional and attractive retail space. Matteo and Andrea will be developing a bespoke design for a high-end brand shop based on a range of special factors.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for entry-level and intermediate designers. For each phase of the design process, Matteo and Andrea will suggest different deliverables based on your skills and experience, from true beginner to design professional.

Requirements and materials

Passion, dedication, and commitment are necessary to get the most out of this course.

For beginners, some basic notions of drawing are nice to have, as well as some computer skills like knowing how to create a presentation and using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator to visualize your ideas. For advanced students, like those in design or architecture, 2D and 3D design software are recommended to get the most professional results (i.e. Rhinoceros, Autocad, Sketch-up, Keyshot, etc.).

Materials used in this course include: a black pen (Muji 0.5mm or similar), an A4 notebook with blank white paper, and some felt pens or ABT Tombow markers in light colors.


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Ciszak Dalmas Ferrari

A course by Ciszak Dalmas Ferrari

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Matteo and Andrea, together with a colleague, form the team at Ciszak Dalmas Ferrari Studio. Originally founded by two of them as friends, the current trio came together after years of close collaborations in Italy and abroad.

Industrial designers and architects by trade, the studio works to combine their 360º design vision with their clients’ specific needs, from the practical to the eye-catching. Their client list includes Loewe, Zara, Aesop, Max&Co., Bershka, Ambrosia, and Malababa, which was awarded the best retail store by The New York Times magazine in 2019. You can find a range of their products online and at select locations across the globe, including MoMa New York.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What We Will Do in the Course?
  • U2

    The Brief

    • What is a Design Brief?
    • Client DNA, How to Get to Know Your Client
    • Getting to Know the Space
  • U3

    The Design of an Unique Space - Finding Inspiration and Creating Your Mood Board

    • References
    • The Concept
    • Unique Materials and Bespoke Solutions
    • The Final Mood Board
  • U4

    Project Development

    • The Experience
    • Visual Representation
    • Creative Development and Execution
  • U5

    Post-production

    • Handling the Project to Your Client
    • Share Your Work
  • FP

    Final project

    • Designing Unique Luxury Spaces

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Designing Unique Luxury Spaces. Architecture, and Spaces course by Ciszak Dalmas Ferrari Best seller

Designing Unique Luxury Spaces

A course by Ciszak Dalmas Ferrari
Architecture Studio. Madrid, Spain.
Joined June 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (191)
  • 5914 students