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.



Country FlagCompany LogoAssociatie van Interieurarchitecten van België AinB


Country FlagCompany LogoAssociazione Italiana Progettisti in Architettura di
Interni AIPi


Country FlagCompany LogoBund Deutscher Innen Architekten BDIA


Country FlagCompany LogoBeroepsvereniging Nederlandse Interieur architecten BNI


Country FlagCompany LogoBund Österreichischer Innenarchitekten BÖIA


Country FlagCompany LogoConsejo General de los colegios oficiales
de Decoradores Diseñadores de Interior


Country FlagCompany LogoEesti Sisearhitektide Liidu


Country FlagObservation status


Country FlagCompany LogoInstitute of Designers of Ireland


Country FlagCompany LogoFélag húsgagna- og innanhússarkitekta FHI


Country FlagCompany LogoNorske interiør-arkitekters og møbeldesigneres landsforening NIL


Country FlagCompany LogoOgólnopolska Sekcja Architektury Wnętrz Zwiazek
Polskich Artystów Plastyków ZPAP


Country FlagCompany LogoSveriges Arkitekter


Country FlagCompany LogoSociety of British and International Design


Country FlagCompany LogoVereinigung Schweizer Innenarchitekten/Architektinnen


Country FlagCompany LogoSisustusarkkitehdit Inredningsarki-tekterna SIO

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