Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture and Product Design
Professional Background: Originally trained as an architect, Dario Miticocchio likes to call himself a “Design Nomad”, always exploring new facets of the discipline, and has exercised this peculiar angle on design by working in many different professional environments. The restless curiosity that has fueled this journey has taken him across projects that involved architecture, apparel, interiors, services, products and graphics, with incursions into marketing and ethnographies. He learned the ropes of creating remarkable designs from masters like Makio Hasuike, Stefano GIovannoni and Guido Venturini, and has continued to deliver iconic and award winning designs in the very different environment of Corporate America.
He has Joined Newschool because the stimulating academic environment is perfect to keep his pursuit going, and is excited about helping establish the new design programs. To make sure he doesn’t lose touch with the professional world he stays engaged in real life projects as a consultant.
Research Interests: I’m fascinated by anything that has to do with perception and meaning, and the interplay between them. I follow this fascination in my design research.
Design and Teaching Philosophies: I like to think that the students already have everything they need, all the ideas and beautiful designs are already in their head. My role is just to create an environment where they can uncover those ideas, and start making them real. My experience is meant to provide support for their work.