ECIA Members

SBID is the sole British signatory of the ECIA’s European Charter of Interior Architecture, joining a number of professional organisations from European countries.

The Charter, based upon national and international standards and agreements, serves as a reference document for educational institutions and the interior architecture procession.

The aim of the Charter is to define the skills and training necessary for a qualified practitioner to competently engage in the profession of interior architecture; in doing so the Charter provides a guideline for the curricula development of interior design education.

In trading terms with the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA), nothing will alter regardless of Brexit. SBID will remain the British representative body for interior design to Europe, beside our friends from countries such as Switzerland; who like us are not part of the European Union but sit alongside countries such as Germany, who are.

SBID remains the link for all universities within the UK to connect with European universities within the ECIA member countries. This pre-eminent position provides access to the European Education Charter and the education exchange program.

SBID accredits and promotes courses at universities directly empowered to issue a Bachelor Degree only. This promotes the highest standard of Interior Design education in the UK for a global market place.


BelgiumCountry FlagCompany LogoAssociatie van Interieurarchitecten van België AinB
ItalyCountry FlagCompany LogoAssociazione Italiana Progettisti in Architettura di
Interni AIPi
GermanyCountry FlagCompany LogoBund Deutscher Innen Architekten BDIA
HollandCountry FlagCompany LogoBeroepsvereniging Nederlandse Interieur architecten BNI
AustriaCountry FlagCompany LogoBund Österreichischer Innenarchitekten BÖIA
SpainCountry FlagCompany LogoConsejo General de los colegios oficiales
de Decoradores Diseñadores de Interior
EstoniaCountry FlagCompany LogoEesti Sisearhitektide Liidu
FranceCountry FlagObservation status
IrelandCountry FlagCompany LogoInstitute of Designers of Ireland
IcelandCountry FlagCompany LogoFélag húsgagna- og innanhússarkitekta FHI
NorwayCountry FlagCompany LogoNorske interiør-arkitekters og møbeldesigneres landsforening NIL
PolandCountry FlagCompany LogoOgólnopolska Sekcja Architektury Wnętrz Zwiazek
Polskich Artystów Plastyków ZPAP
SwedenCountry FlagCompany LogoSveriges Arkitekter
UKCountry FlagCompany LogoSociety of British and International Design
SwitzerlandCountry FlagCompany LogoVereinigung Schweizer Innenarchitekten/Architektinnen
FinlandCountry FlagCompany LogoSisustusarkkitehdit Inredningsarki-tekterna SIO

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