On the initiative of Klaipeda faculty's Interior design programme coordinator Saulius Jusionis, Erasmus agreement was signed between Vilnius Academy of Arts and Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) (Milan, Italy). 

In September 2018, a workshop is planned at Nida Art Colony, in which interior design students from Klaipeda faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts and 8 master degree interior design students from NABA and teachers with their programme coordinator prof. Dr. Luca Poncellini are going to participate. This will be a great opportunity to share experiences, to find out more about studies in Milan and possibilities to continue studies at NABA (as there are no interior design master studies in Lithuania yet).  


Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti is an internationally renowned art and design academy located at the center of Milan’s world-famous design scene. Founded in 1980, NABA is the largest private art academy in Italy. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Italian and in English that are accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).

As a student at NABA, you’ll develop your craft while preparing for the world of work. NABA has spent decades cultivating relationships with prestigious design companies and studios, and you’ll have the chance to work on real-world project briefs given by these companies. This emphasis on hands-on practice, balanced with lectures about art and design theory, is what makes NABA’s academic methodology so successful and unique. Within one year of graduation, 89% of our alumni find jobs.

Set in the beautiful and historic Navigli area of Milan, NABA’s campus comprises of 13 modern buildings spread over 17,000 sq. m. Our design laboratories, cutting-edge tools, and classrooms are constantly updated so that your work can be as fresh and relevant as possible.

With 3000 students from 70 countries on our campus, NABA is a truly multicultural environment. You’ll have a chance to collaborate with and learn new approaches from your international peers.

NABA is a member of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 80 accredited campus-based and online universities in 28 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Through this network, NABA students can take advantage of amazing study abroad opportunities at Laureate art and design schools worldwide.

Laureate universities share a mission to make outstanding higher education accessible and affordable so that more students can pursue their dreams. At NABA, you'll gain a global, multidisciplinary knowledge of your craft that will prepare you to launch an exciting career in art and design.


Luca Poncellini

Course leader of NABA’s MA in Interior Design since 2012, Luca Poncellini is an architect and designer with a PhD in the history of architecture and town planning.

He taught in the Faculty of Architecture of Politecnico di Milano from 2007 to 2011. He was a partner in the architecture office Cliostraat in Torino until 2009, when he launched his own practice based in Milan. In these positions he designed and lectured in several countries: Italy, Germany, Thailand, Japan, Usathe United States, China, the Netherlands, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, Algeria, Senegal, and Switzerland.

His works have been exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia (“Dreams and Conflicts”, 2003 , and; “L’Italia cerca casa”, Italian Pavillion, 2008), at Villa Manin Contemporary Art Centre (“Luna Park Fantastic Art”, 2005), at Van Alen Institute in New York (“The Good Life Design”, 2007), at ETH in Zurich (“Italy Now”, 2007), and at MA*GA – Museum of Art Museo Arte Gallarate (“Abitare Minimo”, 2012). He co-curated the retrospective exhibition “Laszlo Hudec,” organized by the General Consulate of Hungary in Shanghai in 2008.

Poncellini is also a writer, publishing essays and articles published in several Italian and international magazines. He is author of the book “Laszlo Hudec,” published in Hungary and China in 2010 and 2013.