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 Aug-Sept 2018

    The month of August is all about preparing for the month ahead – as Summer is winding down and we begin to plan for the design-packed month of September, here’s our overview of the must-attend industry design events and exciting industry news!  AUGUST: August itself......

  • Project Of The Week – Moxy New Orleans

    This week’s instalment of the #SBIDinspire interior design series features a hotel brand with the heart of a boutique hotel and an appetite for adventure. Moxy Hotels, making a much-anticipated U.S. debut, opened the brand’s second stateside property, Moxy New Orleans. Favouring expansive public spaces......

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As Summer is winding down & we plan for the design-packed month of September, read our overview of the must-attend events with @L_D_F, including exclusive SBID member offers with @MaisonObjet & exciting industry news from @BentleyMotors, here: https://t.co/qbyYc6qhrk

#SBIDInspire Project of the Week: Moxy New Orleans. @StonehillTaylor helped design @MoxyHotels LA-based hotel to provide affordable, engaging experiences to millennial travellers without sacrificing style or innovation! Read more over on the blog: https://t.co/MsaSITKmZ2


*3 WEEKS TO GO* Entries for the Designed for Business #student #competition to win £30,000 closes on Friday 31 Aug! We spoke with judge, Sebastian Conran, from @SCAstudio over on the blog this week! View more of our distinguished competition judges here: https://t.co/wI67IMtMRA

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