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August 3, 2021

4 WEEKS LEFT – SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY TODAY! Deadline: 31 August 2021 Enter today to secure your place in the competition, get your work in front of our stellar lineup of jurors, and contribute to a library of design excellence for Interiors at the world level.

July 29, 2021

UN Secretary-General António Guterres recently commented that we are at a “crossroads”. A crossroads where consequential choices will either lead us to “breakthrough to a greener, safer and better future for all” or “breakdown and perpetual crisis”. As the ‘UN’ of the Interior Architecture/Design profession, IFI aims to instigate breakthrough. As those who “shape the spaces that […]

July 15, 2021

IFI DDA ENTRIES OPEN – SUBMIT TODAY! Deadline: 31 August 2021 Be counted among the world’s best. Contribute to design excellence and have the chance to not just win, but be a part of a ‘library of Interior Architecture/Design’ at the world level. [See More]

July 2, 2021

Congratulations to all who participated in your IFI World Interiors Day (IFI WID) 2021. Your myriad activities inspired by the theme ‘Design as a Global Conversation’ were in turn super inspirational to us at IFI. Your creativity and dynamic celebrations explored and recognized the ideas, places, contexts and, of course, people who ‘shape the spaces that shape the human […]

June 24, 2021

In the June/July issue of IFI D2D, we ask a cross-section of international design voices to share with us, their own formative experiences – examples from their career journeys or from their daily lives, which informed their decision-making processes and contributed to shaping them as individuals and professionals. Their words and projects highlight the role of […]

June 17, 2021

This month we are pleased to bring you expert knowledge and opinions from practitioners and industry stakeholders across the United Kingdom. They share their work and the best business advice they gleaned during the pandemic.  “IFI Voices – Exchanging Ideas” emphasizes the business and market contributions of designers. Working in partnership with Design Diffusion News Magazine […]

June 4, 2021

IFI was excited to celebrate the 2021 IFI World Interiors Day with you – our members and world design community. At IFI, to cap off this month of celebrations exploring the theme of ‘Design as a Global Conversation‘, we identified four key ideas or words from this last year to talk about – communication, climate change, home and inclusivity. [See More]

May 25, 2021

These past months, our homes have demonstrated aspects of purpose and meaning otherwise hardly experienced. Home has kept us safe and become the facilitator for the myriad of activities previously and popularly separated by distinct intellectual boundaries. By necessity, these boundaries have proved unnecessary for meaningful use of space that caters to the highest levels […]

May 20, 2021

In the May issue of IFI D2D, we ask a diversity of international design voices to share their experience in developing teams, and their ability to collaborate for success. We hear their thoughts on effective teambuilding and leadership techniques, employed at all levels of their firms and companies, while engaging the gamut of team members. They […]

May 14, 2021

This month we are pleased to bring you expert knowledge and opinions from practitioners and industry stakeholders across the United States. They share their work, provide insights on adapting to remote work scenarios and tips on how they have implemented spatial flexibility at home to support their business success.  [See More]

May 12, 2021

We are very pleased to reveal the stellar jury members who will determine the most exemplary individuals and built projects in Interior Architecture/Design in the 2021 edition of the IFI Global Awards Program (IFI GAP). This year’s jurors include some of the most celebrated practicing architects, interior architects/designers, thinkers and media of today. [See More]

May 11, 2021

In 2020, IFI was privileged to award Mr. Gensler with the inaugural IFI Global Awards Program (IFI GAP) PRIZE in recognition of his indelible contributions to our discipline. As its first recipient, he established the highest benchmark for practice and the profession for this, the top honor for Interior Architecture/Design at the world level. We celebrate his life and are appreciative of […]

April 27, 2021

May is just days away and we’re excited to hear what you’ve been talking about! This year’s IFI World Interiors Day (IFI WID) theme of ‘Design as a Global Conversation’ has provided an appropriate framework  given this unusual pandemic year for exploring the varied circumstances and experiences we’ve all been facing in the Interiors discipline and beyond – […]

April 22, 2021

In the April issue of IFI D2D, we focus on a topic that continues to affect the vast majority of the world’s workforce: finding balance between one’s work and personal life. Remote work is an obligatory solution adopted by many over the past year. To ensure both business success and well-deserved personal rejuvenation, striving for clear work-life balance is […]

April 15, 2021

“IFI Voices – Exchanging Ideas” shares insights from leading designers. Spotlighting their latest projects and products, with an emphasis on the business and market contributions of design, IFI Voices works in partnership with Design Diffusion News Magazine (DDN).  [See More]

March 30, 2021

IFI is pleased to announce our media partnership with Indesign Media Asia Pacific. Together we are collaborating to showcase exemplary regional Interior Architecture/ Design at the world level. A leader focused on innovation within the Asia Pacific, the Indesign brand encompasses print, digital, events and specialized content, including their highly successful architecture and design awards program, the INDE. Awards. […]

March 26, 2021

With IFI World Interiors Day fast approaching, this month we explore design connections and visibility under the 2021 theme of ‘Design as a Global Conversation’. In this March issue of IFI D2D, we hear from design business leaders from around the world, how they are working to ‘be visible’ in the wider design community in this current moment. We invite you to ‘be […]

March 23, 2021

IFI World Interiors Day (IFI WID) 2021 is just around the corner. Celebrated throughout the month of May, it officially takes place on Saturday, 29 May. If you have yet to start making your plans for this year, you still have time. All at IFI are excited to see and hear how designers and lovers of design […]

March 16, 2021

IFI Hears from Design Leaders & Features Projects from the Far East Region. “IFI Voices – Exchanging Ideas” shares insights from leading designers. Spotlighting their latest projects and products, with an emphasis on the business and market contributions of design, IFI Voices works in partnership with Design Diffusion News Magazine (DDN). [See More]

February 26, 2021

Since the first Covid-19 restrictions were put in place almost 12 months ago, we have adapted to working remotely, taking full advantage of the possibilities it offers. The pandemic has sped up and facilitated changes in our work processes, many of which are here to stay. Design firms and entrepreneurs have developed ever more creative strategies to […]

February 24, 2021

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2nd edition of IFI’s Global Awards Program (IFI GAP) which will open for entries and nominations next week on 1 March 2021. [See More]

February 18, 2021

IFI Showcases Design Talent & Projects from the European Region.  “IFI Voices – Exchanging Ideas” shares insights from leading designers, spotlighting their latest projects and products, with an emphasis on the business and market contributions of design, in partnership with Design Diffusion News Magazine (DDN).  [See More]

February 16, 2021

IFI is proud to honor Nan’an, China as the 2019-2021 IFI Global Resource City (IFI GRC).  Nan’an, a city of over 1.5 million people, is located in the prosperous Fujian province on the southeast coast of China. Known as the “World Stone Capital” and one of the world’s largest stone production, trade, processing and logistics centers, Nan’an is the first […]

February 12, 2021

IFI is pleased to announce our inaugural IFI Insite Editorial Team (IFI Insite ET). IFI Insite is your online digital platform and opportunity to be a part of an ongoing design exploration through discussion and debate. Established at the onset of the pandemic, as a safe haven for conversation in a globally-accessible chat room, this has grown into your virtual IFI […]

January 28, 2021

With a difficult year behind us, on behalf of all at IFI, I wish you a great new year ahead! Despite 2020’s enforced restrictions, at IFI we were proactive and productive. Last year we worked on initiatives including the launch of the IFI Insite communication platform, IFI Design to Designers (IFI D2D), and contributing to Design Diffusion News Magazine (DDN) with our ‘IFI Voices: […]

January 15, 2021

With a difficult year behind us, at IFI we look froward to a new year of expanded possibilities. 2021 ushers in a potential for readjustment. With hope, we have the possibility of rethinking and reshaping normal aspects of living for the long-term. While we count on regaining facets of our lives, we also anticipate taking part in new and continuing design […]

December 23, 2020

With its difficulties, heartache and limitations, 2020 demanded introspection and change. It required us to pause and reframe our activities towards new and meaningful priorities. Design and our industry were challenged to review multi-activities, micro-environments and expanded concern for health and wellbeing. Business and Design rapidly embraced new formats for communication and its related etiquette, while building methods for […]

December 17, 2020

“IFI Voices – Exchanging Ideas” showcases examples of the best designed places and products, with an emphasis on the business and market contributions of design, in partnership with Design Diffusion News Magazine (DDN). A monthly focus on a different nation, world region or issue will align with DDN’s nine (9) editions per year. We are pleased to share […]

December 2, 2020

‘Design as a Global Conversation’, the 2021 IFI World Interiors Day (IFI WID) theme, was prophetically selected by IFI members well in advance of the global pandemic which has upended the world as we know it.  [See More]

November 26, 2020

2020 promises to become a “before” and “after” marker. A year that demands the delineation of fresh balance and new requirements.Interior and architectural stylistic periods demarcate moments in design reflective of their society, culture and time. How will design forever mark this epoch in history? At IFI, we look forward to seeing how design – your design – […]

October 29, 2020

In this moment, design remains pivotal to our search for new support systems that may help to refresh and strengthen all civic activities, including the marketplace. While we hasten to adjust and learn how to adapt to a changing world, we also look to the future to consider short- and long-term scenarios that will help us […]

October 15, 2020

With an emphasis on the business and market contributions of design, in partnership with Design Diffusion News Magazine (DDN), IFI showcases examples of the best designed places and products. With DDN’s nine (9) editions per year, we plan for a monthly focus on a different nation, world region or issue. [See More]

October 13, 2020

Recent years have seen transformative change affecting all aspects of society and culture. Technological advancements have increasingly reshaped architectural design thinking, education and practice alike. In this context, starting in mid-2018, we at IFI initiated revision of the existing IFI Interior Architecture/Design Education Policy (IFI IA/D EP) for its preparedness to embrace and support the next decade […]

September 15, 2020

An underlying aspect of Design, indeed all work, is the question of its value. An often-cited design business question is that of its value proposition. Today, as the world grapples with the need for sudden transformation and the resultant necessity for redefinitions, at IFI we ponder this question of design value and, by extension, our discipline’s value proposition. […]

September 2, 2020

IFI is pleased to introduce the inaugural ‘Living in China, Design Award 2020’, organised by NetEase and China’s leading real estate company Country Garden, and supported by more than 50 design organisations and institutions.   The purpose of this competition is to explore new ways of thinking about our current living styles and how to […]

July 2, 2020

  IFI Directly Delivers Italian & International Design to Your Desk Adapting to the currently disrupted access to new projects, people, products, and materials, IFI is working with our global industry partners to deliver D2D for your support and to spark the creative process. IFI is proud to launch IFI D2D (Design to Designer) in […]

June 15, 2020

Please be sure to share the video with your network   UPCOMING IFI WID EVENT GALLERIES This year you amazed with your resourcefulness and inventive planning using digital means to celebrate. We are so proud of the world community of Interior Architects/Designers. In our galleries over the next two days look for your virtual events, articles, collections and […]

June 1, 2020

BRINGING YOU THE WORLD OF GOOD DESIGN IFI and Design Diffusion News (DDN) have partnered to share with you the newest innovations, the best design, and designers, as well as the hottest brands. We will bring right to your desk the latest design news from Milan and around the world. Together we bring you insightful interviews […]

April 28, 2020

IN MEMORIUM  Fellow of IFI Belen Morey (1933-2020) IFI and our world community celebrate the life of Fellow of IFI (FoIFI) and Filipino Interiors icon, Belen Morey. After obtaining an Interior Design education from the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) in the mid-’50s, Belen returned home to become one of the founders of the Interior Design discipline […]

April 8, 2020

Celebrating and re-engaging with the spaces that connect us in quarantine It’s time, once again, to formally celebrate Interiors – the profession, discipline, and spaces – which impact and shape our lives and world. IFI World Interiors Day (IFI WID) 2020 is just around the corner, officially being celebrated on Saturday, 23 May, and throughout […]

March 25, 2020

OUR NEXT STEPS – Community Togetherness in Time of COVID-19 Thank you to all of you who have reached out to connect and ensure that members of our community are safe. As many parts of world head deeper into the coronavirus pandemic and we are advised to seek safety in isolation, we know that with a […]

March 18, 2020

Members of the worldwide Interiors discipline, invited from 26 countries and representing 6 continents, gathered in Dubai to refresh IFI’s Interior Architecture/ Design Education Policy (IFI IA/D EP) into the 21st century. The IFI Executive Board and extended IFI global community joined the IFI IA/D EP Taskforce Co-Chairs Titi Ogufere, Jo Cys and Dr. Suzie […]

March 17, 2020

IFI’s Global Awards Program Recognizes Best Built Interiors Worldwide At a special gala ceremony in Dubai, UAE, 30 projects were recognized with IFI Design Distinction Awards, from a shortlist of 50 completed interiors from across the world. From a tiny holiday home in the Netherlands, a net-zero energy university education space in Singapore, and a […]

March 16, 2020

Design, by its nature, addresses the next and the new. Often at the forefront and pushing frontiers,  designers responsibly shape social culture using imagination and creativity for physical and environmental interventions. Ideally, interpreting and rethinking the design brief to freshly address challenges for supportive solutions, creatives move beyond everyday problems, to rewrite our today and tomorrow […]

March 11, 2020

  2020-2021 Representatives for Global Interiors Profession Announced at 29th IFI General Assembly in Dubai A new board of representatives for the global Interior Architecture/Design community from Australia, Brazil, China, Estonia, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa and Turkey were elected by members of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) on the occasion of the […]

March 11, 2020

The city of Dubai became the 127th city to adopt the Interiors Declaration during the Inauguration Ceremony on 25 February 2020 in Dubai, UAE. Global delegates from the International Federation of Interior Designers/Architects (IFI), local representatives and industry guests were present during the signing of the Interiors Declaration with Marwan Abdullah Al Mohammed, Head of […]

March 10, 2020

Exemplary Vision, Talent and Commitment: IFI’s Global Awards Program Recognizes Individual Luminaries of the Interiors Profession.IFI is pleased to have recognized design excellence and talent within the Interiors profession at the first IFI Global Awards Program (IFI GAP) as part of the IFI CONGRESS in Dubai, UAE.IFI GAP Jury Chairman and immediate Past-President of IFI, […]

December 22, 2019

ZAHA HADID DESIGN + CITCO COLLABORATE ON IFI DDA AWARDS IFI is honored to have partnered with the internationally renowned design studio Zaha Hadid Design, and leaders in fine natural stone CITCO, for the creation of IFI’s Design Distinction Award winner trophies. These unique awards are custom designed for the IFI GAP program, for presentation […]

November 25, 2019

Rescheduled Dates Announced As featured in our recent IFI Secretariat Update, we are pleased to inform all IFI Members that revised dates for the IFI CONGRESS & XXIX (29th) General Assembly have been confirmed by our member hosts, the Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID). The three-day program will kick-off with a welcome gathering on Tuesday, 25 […]

November 14, 2019

2019 Award Recipient Having celebrated the 10th Annual Generative Space Award in September, we are pleased to announce the annual award recipient as the Atlanta HKS office for their design of the Children’s Kennedy Center at Erlanger Health, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Exemplary of the theme “A place to flourish”, this project was highly […]

November 7, 2019

Member-Selected Theme – IFI WID 2020: NEXUS INTERIORS Exploring the connection of the built environment to shaping relationships and human behavior, Interior Architects/Designers have the ability to push all boundaries. Using this year’s theme of ‘Nexus Interiors’ for inspiration, play with and plan activities which showcase and spotlight your work and the value of our important […]

September 11, 2019

Upon the request of our hosting member, the Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) from Dubai, we are rescheduling the upcoming IFI CONGRESS & XXIX (29th), General Assembly. Originally scheduled to take place 13-15 November 2019, this event will now be postponed to February 2020.   APID is still in the process of finalizing the […]

August 27, 2019

In line with changes in building management, lobby renovations, and post office rules, our IFI office address has been changed to align with 44th Street and away from Third Avenue.  Please note that IFI is not moving offices, but, effective immediately, our address is changed to:     International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) 155 East 44th Street, 6th floor New York, NY […]

August 27, 2019

TO ALL CREATIVES & DESIGN ENTHUSIASTS Presenting an important win-win-win opportunity for international design knowledge and awareness IFI and l’Arca International are proud to announce our recently formed Media Partnership for the mutual benefit of all. l’Arca, a print, and digital magazine is committed to vital and comprehensive reporting on modern-day architecture, design, and visual […]

July 23, 2019

IFI is proud to support our member, Hong Kong Design Institutes (HKDI) newest workshop: SWIFT* – Innovation among Swiss and Hong Kong Students On 22 July 2019, over 60 students in the programs of Design, Engineering, and Business, from Switzerland, Belgium, India, Honduras, France, Spain, Serbia, Senegal, Italy, and Hong Kong gathered at HKDI for SWIFT*, […]

July 15, 2019

In reviewing the behavior of the Interior Architecture and Design industry, journalist Courtney Goldsmith explores the interaction between national economic situations and industry trends, with a particular focus on times of economic recession in the United States. Interviewing Interiors industry leaders such as IFI CEO Shashi Caan and Design Theorist Kadie Yale, Goldsmith examines how […]

July 1, 2019

From 26 June to 1 July, nine members of the IFI Executive Board – each from a different country – visited Sao Paulo, Brazil to partake in the IFI Journey City Living Seminar. Organized by Objeto Brasil Association, this seminar took place at Badebec Market, and reviewed the potential for a strategic partnership between themselves and […]

May 27, 2019

To commemorate their dedication to the industry of Interior Architecture / Design, and in celebration of their new administration, Izmir (Turkey) has re-affirmed their IFI Interiors Declaration which was adopted by the city in April, 2016. In attendance of this event was the board of the Chamber of Interior Architects Turkey (CIAT) – Izmir chapter, TMMOB […]

May 24, 2019

In collaboration with IFI World Interiors Day 2019, the Vietnam Design Association (VDAS) has recently signed two Memorandum’s of Understanding with foreign partners Asia Pacific Space Design Association (APSDA) and the Society of Interior Designers Singapore (SIDS), and a Certificate of Commendation with the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI). Organised in connection with the first […]

July 9, 2018

The  Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID) celebrated National Heritage Month and “National Interior Design Week” in conjunction with  IFI World Interiors Day throughout the month of May, 2018.  The Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID) launched the National Interior Design Festival 2018 with 3 main events: Pamana, Karunungan, at Kawang-gawa. Pamana promotes Cultural Heritage through a […]

December 13, 2017

It is with great pleasure that IFI announces our 2017 Fellows, Mr. Demas Nwoko of Nigeria and Ms. Iris Dunbar of the UK. These two exemplary professionals have dedicated their lives to the advancement and improvement of design for the built environment. They have worked tirelessly to support education and design awareness within their respective nations […]

December 6, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 November 2017 – NEW YORK, NY, USA – The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) held its XXVIII (28th) General Assembly in Lagos, Nigeria on the 11th and 12th of November 2017. The meeting was hosted by IFI member, the Interior Design Association of Nigeria (IDAN). IFI’s Executive Board, the members, external stakeholders and community gathered at the General […]

August 24, 2017

To identify how the world’s foremost design experts are using their skills to enhance human health and well-being, five leading designers will explore the 2017 IFI CONGRESS theme, World-Class Design in Regional Markets: Interior Architecture/Design into the Future, from their various regional and disciplinary perspectives. Keynote will be delivered by: Sir David Adjaye Principal, Adjaye Associates Mr. Kunlé […]

August 23, 2017

  NEW YORK, NY, USA – Designers know creativity is a powerful force that transforms and transcends all boundaries. In November 2017, the International Federation of Interior Architects / Designers (IFI), the unique world body for the Interiors profession and a design INGO, will explore how creativity can serve as a vehicle for social and […]

July 7, 2017

  On 28 March 2017, the University of Monterrey hosted an IFI WID 2017 celebration that explored the relationship between people and design through talks and activities that sparked multi-generational conversations on the power of creativity. This well-rounded celebration explored critical contemporary issues to interior architecture/design and the global community, including sustainability, communication, education and […]

July 5, 2017

On 21 June 2017, Asahikawa became the third city in Japan to adopt the IFI Interiors Declaration. Located in the center of Hokkaido, Asahikawa is the island’s second largest city after Sapporo. The Declaration was signed by Mr. Masahito Nishikawa, Mayor of Asahikawa City, and IFI President-elect, Mr. Steve Leung. Also present at the signing were Mr. Toshiyuki […]

June 7, 2017

  On 10 March 2017, Mayor Ricardo Villarreal of the city of San Miguel de Allende adopted the IFI Interiors Declaration. The adoption was organized by IFI Professional Member, Sociedad Mexicana de Interioristas (SMI), and initiated by SMI President, Julio Cesar Chavez. Representing IFI at the adoption ceremony were IFI Executive Board Members Lucy Topete of Mexico […]

February 3, 2017

The national professional Interiors association of Uruguay, ADDIP (Asociación de Diseñadores de Interiores Profesionales del Uruguay) has announced its new President, the Interior Architect Graziella Blengio. Current governance of ADDIP for this year will also be led by Osvaldo Mara, Carmen Díaz, Patricia Gandaria, Sylvia Di Bono, Facundo Ferreira, Ana Irene Rostan, Gabriela Pallares, Gabriela Espasandín, Mariana […]

December 5, 2016

  First founded in 1991, the Association of Designers of Russia (ADR) organized a special event on 5 December 2016 to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. Since its creation, ADR has contributed decisively to the design and culture of Russia, as many of its members have been honored by state awards and prestigious prizes at a […]

November 19, 2016

As part of its dedicated outreach to develop a more meaningful engagement with the general world community, IFI is conducting strategic meetings with groups of regional Interiors associations. In this context, representatives of IFI and the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA) met in Milan to discuss the goals, mandates and programs of both their organizations. The […]

November 1, 2016

  Izmir University of Economics (IUE), located in the Aegean region of Turkey, has joined IFI as an Educational Member. Its Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Department was founded in 2004 and since then it has actively seeked to engage with the best in the field worldwide, promoting the international publications and experiences of its instructors, organizing […]

October 26, 2016

  On 26 October 2016, IFI met in Buenos Aires (Argentina) with some of the most consolidated professional associations in Latin America. Led by our IFI Membership Committee Chairman, Roberto Lucena, the meeting take place in the headquarters of our member DArA (Diseñadores de Interiores Argentinos Asociados), who co-hosted the meeting with fellow IFI member […]

October 7, 2016

  The Society of Interior Designers Singapore (SIDS) has launched its inaugural interior design award SIDA. The goal of this competition is to recognise and honour design excellence in the global interior design industry. Organised by SIDS, SIDA is open to all interior designers, space designers and architects who believe in creating better spaces for […]

September 26, 2016

  On 26 September 2016, the Right Honourable Lord Mayor Martin Haese of the City of Adelaide (Australia) adopted the IFI Interiors Declaration. The ceremony was officiated by IFI representative Constance Ann and attended by Julie Hobbs, National President of Design Institute Australia (DIA), and Joanne Cys, Design Ambassador of DIA. The City of Adelaide […]

September 9, 2016

  The IFI Executive Board participated in the opening ceremony of the 2016 Shanghai International Interior Design Festival, which kicked off at the Shanghai Center Theater on 9 September 2016. IFI President Sebastiano Raneri delivered a speech to the over one thousand spectators attending the inauguration of this annual festival. The event showcases the latest […]

September 9, 2016

  IFI and the China National Interior Decoration Association (CIDA) are pleased to announce the official adoption of the IFI Interiors Declaration by the City of Shanghai, in China. The adoption certificate  was  signed on 9 September 2016 by IFI President Sebastiano Raneri and Chen Yue Hua, Vice Director of the Leading Group for the […]

May 28, 2016

  With the theme “Interiors Intelligence”, World Interiors Day was officially celebrated last May all around the world! Fantastic events and activities were organized by IFI members during the entire month, demonstrating the power, potential and the merits of the Interiors discipline and its impact on the quality of our lives. Check out all the WID […]