Volume 6 Issue 1
On the World Stage
SBID has been racing at 100 miles an hour, as we always do! We’re working across a variety of business platforms in many design disciplines for a cross-section of the design industry. In this issue you can get a glimpse of what we’ve achieved so far. Interior design is such a vast area of business to cover in just two words so it’s no surprise the term can seem confusing for consumers. At SBID we’re intent on bringing clarity where there is confusion, not only in business but also in education. In this issue you can discover how we’re doing just that: SBID is now fully KIS-accredited, which means we can measure the content of interior design courses in universities around the UK. Read more about our achievements in design education in the article on page 44.
We champion student designers too – the winner of our 2016 national student competition is now being mentored as their prize and last year we launched a competition in the Ukraine. In this issue you can also learn about SBID’s involvement in the first ever UK Pavilion at Domotex in Germany and discover how our transferable membership with our counterpart IIDA in the United States gives SBID members a great start for the year ahead.
Dr Vanessa Brady OBE