Global Launch of World Interiors Day (WID) Celebrations

May 21, 2012, Montreal, Canada

On May 25th, 2012, IFI and Mission Design are pleased to celebrate the global launch of World Interiors Day in Montreal at the SIDIM, the Montreal International Design Show. At IFI’s headquarters, in the city of Montreal, the design community and international visitors will gather to honor WID and to acknowledge the importance of interiors in today’s society and economy. The global program of activities for World Interiors Day will be announced at this occasion. The celebratory event will be hosted by Mission Design, the design promotion agency of the French-speaking area of Canada and a proud member of IFI.

The 2012 edition of World Interiors Day takes place on May 26th worldwide. This year’s theme is “Finding     the New in the Old,” which reflects on the extraordinary historical journey of design and its intrinsic nature to find learning and inspiration in the past while embracing new developments, innovation and creativity for the building of an ever better future.

World Interiors Day celebrates Interior design worldwide

An initiative of the International Federation of Interior Architects / Designers (IFI), World Interiors Day celebrates interior architecture/design around the world by bringing this profession to public attention, while also enhancing its knowledge and understanding. WID encourages the cooperation between individuals, focusing on the wide ranging work of Interior Architects/Designers and their contributions to society. For this annual event IFI encourages members, designers and design associations, to organize or participate in events taking place simultaneously around the globe. By hosting lectures, talks and discussions, plan exhibitions and art events, opening doors to the public to demonstrate design practices, and by planning children’s activities showcasing the art and impact of the building environment, are just some of the ways members help to increase public awareness for Interiors. In this world-wide effort, World Interiors Day elevates the social and sustainable practices of the Interior Architecture /Design profession.

About The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI):

The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers is the global voice and authority for professional Interior Architects/Designers.  IFI is the sole international federating body for Interior Architecture/Design organizations, and acts as a global forum for the exchange and development of knowledge and experience, in worldwide education, research and practice. Often considered as the “United Nations” of the Interior Architecture/Design field, IFI connects the international community in order to further the impact, influence and application of the design of interiors, promote global social responsibility, and raise the status of the profession worldwide.

Founded in 1963 as a not-for-profit, limited liability Company to expand the international network of professional Interior Architects/Designers, IFI represents over 270,000 designers, educators and industry stakeholders in the international design community in 110 countries on every continent collectivelyrepresenting practicing Interior Architects/Designers worldwide.

IFI is a member of the International Design Alliance (IDA), a strategic venture between three leading international design organizations. The triumvirate includes The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) and The International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA). This alliance focuses on opportunities to further the design discipline based on multidisciplinary collaboration.

Mission Design at the SIDIM

Mission Design is a partner of SIDIM 2012 and welcomes visitors to its booth, no. 406 adjoining the “Tribune des designers” area for the duration of the trade show. Designed by local design studio Paprika, the booth will showcase successful case studies of the economic impact of design in Quebec design. Visitors to the SIDIM can learn more about the activities of Mission Design to promote design, architecture and urban planning as drivers of economic growth.