Domus Academy

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Domus Academy
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Domus Academy logo
Type Private school
Established 1983
Creative director Gianluigi Ricuperati (it)[1][self-published source?]
Location Milan, Italy
45°26′44″N 9°10′28″E / 45.4456°N 9.1744°E / 45.4456; 9.1744Coordinates: 45°26′44″N 9°10′28″E / 45.4456°N 9.1744°E / 45.4456; 9.1744
  • via Carlo Darwin 20
  • 20143 Milan

Domus Academy is a private school of design in Milan, Italy. It offers post-graduate and professional courses in fashion, industrial design, and design management.[2]:132 It awards an Academic Master Degree accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), validated through NABA.[3]

Domus Academy was founded in 1982 by the Mazzocchi family, owners of Editoriale Domus (it), which publishes Domus and Quattroruote magazines.[4] Maria Grazia Mazzocchi was president of the school.[4] Gianfranco Ferré was on the staff from 1983 to 1989,[5][6] and Andrea Branzi was cultural director for the first ten years.[4] In 2009 the school was bought by Laureate Education of Baltimore, Maryland for an estimated ten million euros.[4]


  1. ^ Gianluigi Ricuperati. Domus Academy. Accessed July 2013.
  2. ^ Ikujiro Nonaka, Toshihiro Nishiguchi (2000). Knowledge Emergence: Social, Technical, and Evolutionary Dimensions of Knowledge Creation. Oxford: Oxford University Press; ISBN 9780198029991.
  3. ^ "Home AFAM - Miur". Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  4. ^ a b c d Barbara Casavecchia, Anna Cirillo (13 January 2010). Le scuole gioiello del design vendute a un colosso americano (in Italian). La Repubblica. Accessed July 2016.
  5. ^ Maria-Vittoria Alfonsi (2008). Gianfranco Ferrè: l'architetto stilista (in Italian). Milan: Baldini Castoldi Dalai. ISBN 9788860738905. Accessed July 2016.
  6. ^ Ferré Gianfranco 1944 - 2007 (in Italian). Archivi della moda del novecento. Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo. Sistema Archivistico Nazionale. Accessed July 2016.