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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  • The Changing Dynamics of Interior Design

    Michael Danieli, Partner of Abitant UK, speaks about our evolving lifestyles and how the art of interior design is changing as a result.  Every once in a while, an old problem, a new technology, and a big idea turns into an innovation! Technology has been imperative......

  • Project Of The Week – Shenzhen Nord Club

    This week’s instalment of the #SBIDinspire interior design series features Bamboo Pavilion, a tearoom located in Honey Lake, Shenzhen, situated in a secrete setting hidden in a verdant bamboo grove in the bustling city. Based on the concept of a poetical life which contemporary literati and scholars......

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Michael Danieli, Partner of @ABITANTdesign UK, calls for #innovation & the need for smarter interior solutions for smarter homes! Discover his thoughts on how the #interiordesign industry is evolving in line with 21st Century laptop lifestyles on the blog: https://t.co/IDKOOpsWVI

#SBIDInspire Project of the Week: Shenzhen Nord Club. Based on poetical life, Chinese culture and art, Tsingda Environmental Art Design Consultants create a relaxing tearoom situated in a secrete place amidst a verdant bamboo grove in the bustling city: https://t.co/7FHdXR6Z08


1 week until the SBID Design + Wellness event in Scotland featuring talks from the Head of Design & Wellness at @Orangebox_Ltd, Jim Taylour and @InterfaceInc Partner & Biophilic Design Expert, Oliver Heath! Find out more https://t.co/loDgEXd3Qa or email admin@sbid.org to attend!

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