Press Releases


2014 06 17 – There are only four weeks left to enter the SBID International Design Awards! ‘SBID are incessantly dedicated to acknowledging excellence at every level of the industry and our awards serve as the finest way to celebrate this commitment’ SBID President; Vanessa Brady OBE.

2014 06 16Vanessa Brady, President of the SBID awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours List. Vanessa Brady, international multi-award winning interior designer and Founder of the Society of British and International Design has been awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her services to the Interior Design Industry and the UK Economy.

2014 06 13SBID CPD Seminar: Playful Office Design.The Society of British and International Design are pleased to host a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar on ‘playful’ office design. The event will be held on the 17th of June 2014, from 6:30pm to 8.00pm at The Interface Showroom.

2014 04 01 - SBID International Design Awards 2014 open for submissions.  Now officially opening the fourth edition of the SBID International Design Awards, SBID has firmly established this annual occasion as one of the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the interior design industry.


2013 11 18 – A new European Charter for Interior Architecture Training: A Charter aimed at raising education and training standards for interior design professionals across Europe has been produced by the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA).

2013 11 07 – Pop into a world designed to inspireAn innovative pop up festival, aimed at inspiring new
generations of designers, architects, scientists and engineers, is coming to London.

2013 10 01The Designer Knowledge - The ultimate resource tool for architects and designers.

2013 10 02The finalists of the SBID International Design Award 2013 revealed:  The finalists in the SBID International Design Award 2013 were revealed during IIDEX in Toronto, Canada on Thursday 26 September.’

2013 10 01 - Fisher & Paykel announce membership of SBID: Fisher & Paykel Appliances is delighted to announce its membership of SBID, the Society of British and International Design.

2013 09 27 –  New Design Accreditation for KBSA Designers: The Society of British & International Design (SBID), Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association (KBSA) and the KBB National Training Group (NTG)  are working together in partnership to promote the individual and separate skills of a kitchen and/or bathroom designer within the existing framework of SBID.

2013 08 27Guest Judge, Tony Hall, Director-General Of The BBC Announced By SBID Awards 2013: ‘Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, has agreed to be the guest judge for the SBID International Design Awards 2013.’

2013 06 25 – Don’t miss your chance to enter for the SBID KBB Award: Entries are invited from designers for the KBB category in the prestigious SBID International Design Awards 2013.

2013 04 15The SBID International Design Awards 2013 are now open for submissions: Now officially opening the third edition of the SBID International Design Awards, SBID has firmly established this annual occasion as one of the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the interior design industry.

2013 04 05Bridging the gap between Anglo-Italian design businesses: ‘SBID, in partnership with Italian architecture magazine A+D+M, is holding a networking event in an innovative new format to open trade routes between high profile Italian and British design businesses.’

2013 03 18 –  The SBID International Design Awards 2013 are now open for submissions: ‘Now officially opening the third edition of the SBID International Design Awards, SBID has firmly established this annual occasion as one of the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the interior design industry. With a new website, new judges and new categories, this year’s Awards are expected to surpass previous editions. As ever, the awards serve to recognise, reward and celebrate design excellence not only from super luxury projects but also innovative design and new talent on limited budgets.’

2013 02 26SBID innovates to develop its members’ businesses: ‘This week SBID held its inaugural Business Breakfast with six carefully selected Premium Partners from across industry sectors of design.’

2013 02 21SBID in conversation at Laufen’s new collection launch: ‘Last week, SBID President Vanessa Brady joined renowned designer Roberto Palomba in an evening talk at the London Roca Gallery for the launch of Laufen’s new Palomba Collection 2012. ‘

2013 01 09Maison & Objet and SBID Tender List Programme: ‘SBID appeals for manufacturers and designers to participate in the Olympics site regeneration. At a soft launch in MAISON&OBJET in Paris in September 2012, SBID announced a collaboration with property and infrastructure service providers to develop the East London Stratford site which has been home to the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games.’


2012 12 18SBID is the official partner of UBM’s May Design Series 2013: ‘UBM has engaged the Society of British Interior Design (SBID) for its new May Design Series following earlier link-ups on Ecobuild, Sleep and kbbBirmingham.’

2012 12 01 – SBID sponsors architectural journalism award: ‘SBID was among a stellar cast of leading players from the built environment who came together at the Annual National Journalism Awards in November to help celebrate the outstanding work of niche journalists.’

2012 11SBID to lobby for suitable housing for injured servicemen: ‘SBID has partnered with Haig Housing Trust and Haig Homes in support of their ‘Coming Home’ campaign. SBID wants to ensure injured army personnel’s existing homes are adapted with fit-for-purpose products and will consult with real users to influence future legislation.’

2012 11 10SBID International Design Awards ceremony at the House of Lords: ‘SBID is hosting a quintessentially British afternoon tea at the House of Lords on Friday 30 November to present this year’s fifteen SBID International Design Awards winners with their crystal trophies.’

2012 11 06SBID launches CPD accreditation: ‘After two and a half years of planning, research and assessment, the SBID accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme is now live for members and qualifying companies who wish to attend or host an event.’

2012 09 07SBID International Design Awards winners revealed: ‘Winners of the prestigious wp-content/2012 SBID International Design Awards, which attracted phenomenal entries from both leading brands and new talent from over 27 countries on all five continents, were announced at a presentation in Milan on Friday 7 September, as part of the Buyers’ Dinner for 700 people at Macef, Italy’s oldest B2B Trade Show.’

2012 08 20SBID International Design Awards shortlist announced: ‘SBID has announced a shortlist for its prestigious wp-content/2012 International Design Awards, which attracted phenomenal entries from both leading brands and established designers to new talent and artisans from over 27 countries on all five continents.’

2012 08 10 – Soldiering On Through Life Trust becomes SBID’s official Charity: ‘SBID has officially partnered with the Soldiering On Through Life Trust to support injured service and ex-service personnel and highlight the importance of fit-for-purpose interior design.’

2012 08 03- Launch of Society, SBID’s official quarterly membership journal: ‘Society is a seasonal publication offering SBID members all the latest news on the activities of the organisation and its members, as well as inspirational design ideas and case studies from all corners of the industry.’

2012 06 25 - “Built for the future”, an SBID events hosted by Lend Lease and sponsored by Grohe: ‘With a membership base of international decision makers with big budgets, SBID joined forces with two industry giants to bring together members and create new business opportunities.’

2012 06SBID Online Design Challenge: ‘There are hundreds of budding designers out there, but do they know what it takes to become a fully qualified interiors professional?’

2012 05 24SBID Awards Technical Expert panel and Overall Winner categories

2012 05 16SBID Residential Awards and Fellowship Award ceremony held at MACEF: ‘The Residential Awards ceremony will take place at the internationally recognised exhibition of Macef Milan in September wp-content/2012, alongside the SBID Fellowship Award wp-content/2012 which will see prestigious architect Liam O’Connor receive the yearly prize.’

2012 04 –  Professor Jimmy Choo OBE announced as global SBID Ambassador of Design: ‘The iconic Professor Jimmy Choo OBE will not only judge two categories of the SBID International Design Awards wp-content/2012, he will also become the SBID global Ambassador of Design.’

2012 03 01SBID International Design Awards wp-content/2012 open for submissions: ‘Following the success of SBID’s inaugural design awards at Maison & Objet in September 2011, SBID is proud to accept submissions for the wp-content/2012 edition.’


2011 12 14SBID, a retrospective: ‘In the run up to an Olympian year, SBID reflects on its progress as it celebrates its third Christmas. SBID’s sprints, hurdles and marathon…’

2011 11 24IBP Journalism Awards Winners announced: ‘SBID names the Best Architecture Writer of the Year at Journalism Awards’

2011 11 20Gerald Bowey joins SBID Executive Board: ‘Gerald Bowey, CEO of IBP, joins the SBID Executive Board’

2011 11 14Vi-Spring Wins Gold Award at the House Beautiful Awards: ‘Sbid member, vi-spring wins gold award for best wool product at the house beautiful awards’

2011 10 14SBID sponsors Journalism Awards: ‘SBID is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring the Architecture Writer of the Year category at the International Annual Journalism Awards 2011′

2011 09 26SBID at 100% Design: ‘SBID was pleased to partner 100% Design in its promotion of innovation and quality’

2011 09 26ECIA AGM: ‘Notes from the European Council of Interior Architects’ AGM 2011′

2011 09 23Made in Italy Event: ‘London Design Festival celebrated Made in Italy Design in conjunction with SBID’

2011 09 23CDICV Valencia Agreement: ‘SBID starts a collaboration with Valencian counterpart’

2011 09 12SBID International Design Awards ’11: ‘The first SBID Awards attracted high quality entries from designers across the world’

2011 08 30MP with SBID and Gibb at Apollo: ‘Culture MP supports SBID and Gibb as key Standards advocates’

2011 06 29Robin Gibb CBE Awarded SBID Ambassadorship: ‘Robin Gibb CBE, CBE, awarded Ambassador of Intellectual Property Campaign role with SBID’

2011 05 27 - Owen Luder announced as new Executive Board Director: ‘SBID announce Owen Luder CBE, twice President of RIBA and renowned Architect, as new Executive Board Director’

2011 05 18NCIDQ and SBID announce collaboration agreement: ‘Bringing the NCIDQ international qualification to Britain will separate interior decorators from interior designers’

2011 05 09New SBID logo launch: ‘SBID launches logo and mark of accreditation’

2011 05 09 - Inaugural Awards at M&O: ‘SBID announces the inaugural International Design Excellence Awards with Maison & Objet’

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