The first European Space Architecture major to graduate as part of a collaborative program between the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the University of Florence, Daniele Bedini was responsible for the first commercial food experiment in space on the International Space Station in 2004.
Daniele Bedini teaches Interior Design at SACI. He has taught Interior Design in London at Chelsea College of Art, the Royal College of Art, and Kingston University School of Design, where he currently teaches Space Design, a course sponsored by the European Space Agency and NASA.
He is the principal of Bedini & Partners, an architecture and interior design company with studios in London and Montelupo Fiorentino, and a consultant for space habitability and space habitat technologies for the European Space Agency (ESA), the Italian Space Agency (ASI), Thatles-Alenia Space, and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA). He has designed innovative products for Bardelli Ceramiche, TM Italia, Officinanove, Prima Design, Zazzeri, Qsquared Design, Slide, Fratelli Guzzini, IGuzzini Illumination, Mandarina Duck, Teuco, and Coop Italia. Also a member of the Associazzione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI) and the Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA) and author of numerous articles and books, he has been interviewed for WIRED, Elle Décor, Bagno & Accessori, and other magazines.
Daniele Bedini has a Laurea in Architecture, University of Florence.
Interior Design is a multidisciplinary professional practice. It is related to styles, trends, aesthetics, functionality, and technology. But not only! The goal of Interior Design is to create an emotional experience, evoking memories while creating a functional environment based on rational furniture design. Because they are related, students learn basic and advanced concepts of both Interior Design and Product Design. They are exposed to theoretical information and learn to utilize tools that will help them express their creativity freely. They will start to develop their professional approach and a critical understanding of the design process. My teaching method provokes curiosity and awareness of our surroundings. An important part of the design process is to understand the client—his/her cultural background, language, image and color preferences, expectations and dreams. Interior Design is, therefore, also a social/psychological discipline, able to translate social/personal expectations into a designed environment. Open group discussions with an exchange of ideas and critical views are fundamental. Students and the instructor experiment and work together as a team, enhancing mutual collaboration in order to reach the best results by the end of the course in preparation for a professional practice.