Past WIDs

WID 2016- “Interiors Intelligence”

While the degree of challenges faced by countries and populations across the global community may differ, the aspirations are invariably the same. This year’s theme “Interiors Intelligence” taps into the comprehensive knowledge needed to continue to bridge gaps in the Interiors profession and to foster a greater appreciation for, and connection between, the built environment and its occupants. It will engender and promote well-being and facilitate human advancement.

WID 2015- “Design for all”

With the theme “Design For All”, IFI aimed to bring the IFI  Interiors  Declaration  to  reality  and  imbed  the  words –  value, relevance  and  responsibility  by  applying  good  design  into  culture,  business  and  knowledge  for  the purpose  of  improving  lives  and  creating more inclusive environments.  Design  solutions  are  reaching  a much wider remit within health, ageing communities and wellbeing. Design can change lives and create better places to live, work and play, bringing communities together.

IFI WID 2014- “Design Matters”

The theme for IFI World Interiors Day 2014, “Design Matters”, promoted the role that design serves as a medium for positive change. Design constitutes to life quality with its pervasiveness and serves the human good though creativity and innovation.

 

WID 2013- “Celebrating 50 Years of Design Around the Globe”

This year’s theme“Celebrating 50 Years of Design Around the Globe”, recognizes the rich history of communication and consensus within the Interiors profession over the past 50 years. This theme coincides with the 50th anniversary of IFI, as it  continues  to  raise  awareness,  heighten  excellence  and  expand  the  contribution  of  the Interior Architecture/Design profession worldwide.

WID 2012- “Finding the NEW in the OLD”

This year’s theme asks the Interiors community to look at our past as we prepare for our future, with poignant questions such as “what role does the history of the built environment play and how does it impact our design today? As professionals, how do we utilize reinterpret, reuse and adapt existing spaces to accommodate them to today’s need.

WID 2011- “Green Interiors”

Reflecting a growing awareness and concern for environmental issues, the theme for WID this year addresses the relationship that Interior Architecture/Design has with these vital issues. The community is invited to reflect on how it can contribute to creating spaces that are energy-efficient and earth-friendly.

WID 2010- “10% for 90%”

This year’s theme is inspired by the 2009 IFI Design for All Award Winner, 10% Project, run by the Greenside Design Center, South Africa. The 10% project is an initiative that devotes 10% of the college’s annual notional teaching and learning time to community-based design intervention projects. This translates into the college “donating” four weeks of the formal curricula to community development, with the involvement of Interior, Graphic & Multimedia Design students as well as academic staff. This theme aims to encourage 10% for 90% in keeping with IFI’s mandate to improve human living conditions through the improvement of the built environment.