Our objective is to promote the profession of interior design at the highest level of competence

The Society of British and International Design is the UK-based standard bearer organisation for the accreditation of professional interior designers, product suppliers and educational institutions. We work to strengthen the profession of interior design and the commercial success of our members.

Interior Design

Intellectual Property

The SBID Intellectual Property (IPP) initiative is a global campaign to prevent IP theft in the interior design industry. Developed in association with TM – Eye, City of London Police, Trading Standards and the Intellectual Property Office, the venture will assist the industry to obtain objective evidence of design ownership and raise awareness of what designers need to do to properly protect their work.

The SBID Intellectual Property initiative was relaunched on Tuesday 21 November 2017 at the House of Commons, Westminster London.

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As an organisation we believe strongly in collaboration. The strong industry links we form create vital opportunities for our members and allow SBID to further its expertise in all areas of the interior design industry. We work with industry and trade partners as well as professional organisations in the UK and around the world to promote and protect professional interior design and to establish a global network of accredited professionals.

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Interior Design


SBID host events to support, inform and advise our members. We invite a global network of industry stakeholders to participate; so as to educate, inform and inspire the design industry at large. Hosted by SBID, our partners and members, our events facilitate life-long learning and career development.

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Students studying to further their interior design education


One of SBID’s aims is to build a ‘learning to earning’ ethos in interior design education. We are actively involved in the education sector, working with UK universities to create accredited university courses that meet the criteria of the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA) European Charter of Education. This ensures SBID accredited UK universities offer a degree-level education that develops comprehensive, practical and commercial skills to enhance the employment prospects of its interior design graduates.

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  • In Review: Interior Industry & Design Events May 2018

    An overview of some of the most essential interior design events over the past month. Following the design extravaganza that was every designer’s dream at Salone del Mobile in April last month (read our Salone round-up here), we take a snapshot look at what design......

  • Student Competition: A chance to win £30,000 in cash!

    Creative third year students and recent graduates have the opportunity to win £30,000 in SBID’s new student competition. The Society for British & International Design and our partner Be Open, have collaborated to launch a new national student competition for final year creative students and......

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We review the #interior #industry & #design #events across May. From free @Vectorworks training and talking diversity with @bdp_com to the UK's leading design week @CDWfestival which kicks off today in the creative district of Clerkenwell! Visit: https://t.co/cED4lCTGC8 #CDW2018

We're proud to offer, alongside our partner @BEOPENFUTURE, a £30,000 cash prize for our new National #studentcompetition. Supporting creative industries & helping promising minds of the next generation to shape the future of design. Read more: https://t.co/SnNHjSWmpQ #sbidcomp

Masters of Design: Speaking to Qu Guangci, the award-winning Chinese sculptor & founder of X+Q Art, we discover a new perspective on #globaldesign as he shares his thoughts about the relationship between #art, people & #interiordesign. Read the feature: https://t.co/w2ZHc0WjAL


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