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 […]

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 […]