IFI Presidents Message: WID 2015 Special Report

For all on your effort to celebrate WORLD INTERIORS DAY 2015!

World Interiors Day is a great opportunity to share opinions and discussions on Interiors issues and this year members around the world have celebrated with great enthusiasm. Designers came together in friendship sharing views at varying events from city walks to lakeside venues, from student portfolio reviews to pro bono projects, from iconic houses in Australia to historic sites in Switzerland. This year’s theme ‘Design for All’ gave interior designers around the world the chance to expand the perception of our profession.

Your support and efforts to cause public awareness are exemplary on behalf of the Interiors profession. Below is a short snapshot of your celebrations around the world. This is the first of two communications that we are sharing with you over the next few weeks.

If you have not done so, please send us your pictures, posters, and information to show our readers how you celebrated World Interiors Day tosecretary@ifiworld.org.

Thank you again for all of your submissions.


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Asociación de Diseñadores Interioristas Profesionales del Uruguay

ADDIP, Uruguay´s Interior Designers Association was proud to share our day with their capital city of Montevideo. In order to connect designers, design stores and people, members walked across the Old City (Ciudad Vieja) neighborhood visiting our colleagues and explaining what ADDIP can offer to the community. Along the way they marked the path with golden balloons and shared our different visions on design. The tour ended in a wonderful lunch at Mercado del Puerto, an emblematic spot of Montevideo full of tourists and locals who gathered to enjoy a sunny and well designed day!

United Arab Emirates
Association of Professional Interior Designers

APID organized its first ever Portfolio Review and CV Critique (PRCC) at the showroom of its member Hacker/Rolf Benz. The purpose of this event was to give an opportunity to Interior Design students and young professionals to have their portfolios and CVs reviewed by established Interior Designers. The success of the event was noted by all those who attended. The warm and cozy ambience at the Rolf Benz showroom complemented the casual and friendly approach that APID was looking to achieve. Furthermore, such a setting helped these young attendees relax and adopt a sociable relationship with their reviewers.

United States
American Society of Interior Designers

Communicating the positive impact of design is a top priority for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the guidepost for all their initiatives. In this spirit they participated in this year’s world interiors day through its commitment to philanthropic design, pro bono work and its partnership with their 1% program. ASID asked all design professional to Post a picture of a pro bono project you are working on or have completed to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag #InteriorsForAll and #ASID40

United Kingdom
British Institute of Interior Designers

To celebrate World Interiors Day 2015 on May 30th, the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) offered interior design enthusiasts the chance to win free tickets to the annual BIID conference. As part of the IFI’s schedule of activities highlighting interior design, the BIID hosted a competition on Twitter enabling 2 lucky winners to attend the highly-anticipated annual BIID conference entitled ‘Who do we think we are?’.

Diseñadores Asociados de la República Argentina

The Association of Argentinean Interior Designers gathered his partners to celebrate World Interiors Day by taking a photo at the lakefront of Leonardo Pereyra Park Barracks neighborhood of Buenos Aries. The decision was made by the major source of the lake park in front of a landmark church in the area and accompanied by the music of two violins.

Melbourne & Lunceston, Australia
Design Institute of Australia
Victoria/Tasmania Branch

In celebration of World Interiors Day 2015 the DIA held a tour of the iconic Sulman Award winning 1957 Jack House. The house is significant not only for the architectural innovation expressed by it’s designers architect Russell Jack and his late wife architect Pamela Jack but also for it’s rare=2C intact interiors where decoration and modernism come together. The participants thoroughly enjoyed the tours and provided much positive feedback=2E Overall it was a great celebration of World Interiors Day 2015!

Interior Designers Association of Nigeria

Spearheaded by the Interior Designers Association of Nigeria (IDAN), the 3rd anniversary of The Gida Uno Ile Design Exhibition (GUIDE) engaged the entire design community through events and activities that encouraged dialogue, participation and appreciation of the many facets of this years theme, “Design For All”. Along with an engaging panel discussion, Exhibitions took place in different participating showrooms of registered members of IDAN simultaneously.

Japan Interior Architects/ Designers’ Association

JID and JDP, cerebrated the day by introducing World Interiors Day to all interior design professions, organizations, industries and educational institutions in Japan. The event was completed successfully and many interior related associations and industries had gave us a positive reaction and they are looking forward for next year’s World Interiors Day.

Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers

On Saturday, May 30th 2015, from 9.30am until 5pm, Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) hosted the celebrations of the World Interiors Day 2015 at the Auditorium of the Kuala Lumpur Library. For this celebration, MIID created a one-day event encompassing several activities including MIID Students Membership Drive, MIID REKA Sessions, MIID Interiors Heritage Trail, as well sessions for other updates and announcements of MIID latest programmes and events. Invited guests consisted of VIPs, MIID Corporate Partners, sponsors, local media and members.

Sociedad Mexicana De Interioristas, A.C.

SMI held a conference was held at the University Center of Design of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara. An interesting panel of the most renowned Mexican artists discussed the integration of art into the design of interiors. The participants were: president of SMI Architect Julio Cesar Cjávez, Artist Yuri Zataraín, Artist Alvaro Cuevas, Commercial Designer Tauffic Gazan, and Vice President of SMI, sculptor, Fole, painter, Lucy Topete. In attendance were students in their last year of the 5 best Universities of design in the state. The conference was broadcast live to other universities in the country and some from abroad as Guatemala, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Spain.

Swiss Association of Interior Architects/Designers

The VSI.ASAI organized at the “Centre Le Corbusier” in Zürich, also known as the “Heidi Weber Museum“. The sunny weather was in favor for this annual event and the stunning indoor/outdoor location, a fine example of a masterpiece that connects architecture, interior design as well as furniture and art. Over 300 people participated and those who registered had the opportunity to take part in a guided tour of the building to understand more of Le Corbusier’s work, one of his very last projects.

IFI 27th General Assembly and 2015 International Design Congress
Gwangju, Korea

17-18 Oct 2015

19-25 Oct 2015
2015 IDC: Design Connects

This year we were pleased to be involved with the celebrations of GANI Marble Tile, our newest Resource Council Member, to celebrate in grand fashion World Interiors Day in Shenzhen, China. IFI Board member Ready Zhang and Guangzhou Design Week submitted this video in which the IFI Board participated in making as part of their jointly held event: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhC2d0YiitY&feature=youtu.be

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