POLI.design  - Milan (Italy)

POLI.design - Milan (Italy)

POLI.design  - Milan (Italy) operates in the field of design acting as an interface between universities, companies, and professional organizations, institutions and bodies.



The history of the Politecnico di Milano in Bovisa began twenty years ago when it took over the readapted old Ceretti & Tanfani plant where they used to manufacture cables for cable cars, which is now the Bovisa Campus. The campus of the School of Design is situated alongside other important buildings, such as the School of Architecture and the School Engineering.


  • POLI.design - Milan (Italy) develops training programmes for young graduates and professionals, as well as training programmes for companies that are closely focussed on innovation.
  • The cornerstone of POLI.design lies in the disciplines of design and of the related professions. This dimension of design is broader and more systematic than ever;
  • It is a flexible structure that draws on the deep reservoir of internal skills at the Politecnico di Milano. It puts advanced teaching and research methods to the test, consolidates and anticipates the professional skills needed to adapt to the new demands of a society undergoing a radical transformation, and brings the supply of training and research.

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Housing services

POLI.design is based in Milan, a universally known and recognised international centre of excellence for design. The permanent structures, cultural institutions, fairs and showrooms, publishing industry, schools, displays, exhibitions, and events that the city has to offer are numerous and contribute to creating a culturally lively and dynamic climate that can enrich professional and training courses, providing a broader experience of design in all its most up-to-date forms, from the perspective of constant innovation.

Library services

POLI.design and Design Library: a new partnership to promote the knowledge of design.

  • The membership card will allow all POLI.design students to use the services provided by DesignLibrary to over 1800 members: 
  • free access to the books at the library
  • 15% discount at the DesignLibrary café-bistro  
  • 15% discount on all books in the "new arrivals" present at the library 
  • Free unlimited wi-fi on the whole area of the Library and Café

Student Life

Campus life

The campus of the School of Design and the headquarters of POLI.design are located in Bovisa, a district to the North of the city, not far from the city centre, in a place that is symbolic of the industrial Milan of the past. The district is currently undergoing a broad process of urban transformation, and is set to become a centre of excellence for higher education, research, and innovation.


Relations with the professional sphere are endorsed by the presence of three of the most important associations of design professionals on the board of POLI.design:

  • ADI Association for the Industrial Design
  • AIPi Italian Association of Interior Designers
  • AIAP Italian Association of Visual Communication Design

Student Reviews

Product Design in Milan
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The course gave me an important knowledge of the design process, I'm overall satisfied but I think a more practical view could be reached.