IFI Announces Arabic Interiors Declaration
IFI Interiors Declaration Translated Into Arabic; Reaches An Ever More Diverse Audience of the International Interior Architect/Design Community
The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) along with the Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) is pleased to announce the translation of the IFI Interiors Declaration into Arabic.
International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) has been a vital advocate for this industry, acting as a global forum for collaboration among professional interior architects and designers. APID brings these professional, academic, and industry leaders together with endorsed events happening throughout the local design community.
The IFI Interiors’ Declaration, a consensus based vision/mission statement of agreement purpose and value of the Interiors discipline, forms a unanimous agreement establishing the essential foundations and their advancement for Interior Architecture/Design worldwide. The ideas contained in the Declaration provide clear goals for and affect the fundamental understanding and shaping of our practice, its education and research, and for the outcomes required of our built environment in support of humanity, society and culture.
In a global world, interior architecture/design must play a role in facilitating the retention of cultural diversity. That is why, as a member so of the IFI global community, APID, supported by IFI, has devoted considerable time and attention to the preparation of the translation of the Interiors Declaration into Arabic for the benefit and use of associations, schools, corporations, and Interior Architect/Designers across the Arab speaking world.
“The Interiors Declaration is a commandment to regulate the business of Interior Design and to narrow the gaps and differences of the Interior Design practice across the globe”, said APID President Farida Kamber Al Awadhi reflecting on the translation of this important document. She continued, “The translation of Interiors Declaration into Arabic and different languages would bring the International Interior Design community closer”
This Arabic language translation, which boasts approximately 290 million native speakers globally, joins the the other 10 global languages which the declaration is already translated (ENGLISH [Original Version], CHINESE [Traditional], CHINESE [Simplified], KOREAN, FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, JAPANESE, RUSSIAN, TURKISH). This is the first and significant step towards the adoption of the IFI declaration by several Arabic cities/countries in region (The Mediterranean, the Gulf, the Middle East and Northern Africa).
IFI President Sebastiano Raneri summing up the significance of this historic document and its newly added Arabic translation stated ”as one of the foundational design disciplines, essential to human wellbeing and life quality, the translation of the IFI Interiors Declaration tenets bring closeness and coherence to the practice, education and research for Interiors worldwide. The IFI Executive Board and world community proudly welcome this addition and congratulate our Arabic speaking colleagues for this accomplishment.”
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IFI Interiors Declaration [English] Download PDF Here [200 KB]
IFI Interiors Declaration [Arabic] Download PDF Here [243 KB]
The IFI Interiors Declaration is the result of the IFI Design Frontiers: The Interiors Entity (IFI DFIE) Global Symposium, held in New York City in February of 2011, a first in the history of the Interiors’ profession. A consensus based vision/mission statement for the Interiors discipline forms a unanimous agreement of 88 delegates from 30 nations establishing the essential foundations and their advancement for Interior Architecture/Design worldwide. The ideas contained in the Declaration provide clear goals for and affect the fundamental understanding and shaping of our practice, its education and research, and for the outcomes required of our built environment in support of humanity, society and culture. To download a copy of the IFI Interiors Declaration original English translation, Click Here
The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) is the global voice and authority for professional Interior Architects/Designers. IFI is the sole international federating body for Interior Architecture/Design organizations, and acts as a global forum for the exchange and development of knowledge and experience, in worldwide education, research and practice. Often considered as the “United Nations” of the Interior Architecture/Design field, IFI connects the international community in order to further the impact, influence and application of the design of interiors, promote global social responsibility, and raise the status of the profession worldwide. For more information visit www.ifiworld.org
Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) is the only professional membership organization representing the interior design industry across the gulf. Upholding the highest standards and best practice in Interior Design, APID attests to the qualifications of its professional members. APID provides a platform between professionals and its partners in academia, government and the media to exchange ideas, improve standards, share best practice and raise awareness on issues of concern to the interior design profession. Members are individual interior designers allied technical specialists, design consultancies and industry suppliers. For more information visit www.apid.ae
If you do not see your native language represented here, and would like to participate in the HISTORIC Interiors Declaration program, please contact IFI Sectretariat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about IFI Interiors Declaration contact email@example.com, visit http://www.ifiworld.org or contact the national association of interior architects/designers in your country.