The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers

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The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) represents professional Interior Architects/Designers.[1] Founded in Denmark in 1963 as a not-for-profit, limited liability company to unite the profession and act as a forum for interior design issues,[2] IFI is an associations' association, representing groups of members and entities related to design in education, practice and related industry.[3]

IFI is a member of the International Design Alliance (IDA).[4] 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.[5]

On February 17–18, 2011, IFI held a landmark Global Symposium in New York, USA, as part of their Design Frontiers: The Interiors Entity initiative. On this occasion, the world's first 'Interiors Declaration' was developed and signed by a delegation of 100 Interior Architecture/Design professionals, educators, heads of design associations, manufacturers and related stakeholders.[6]

IFI Executive Board 2011-2013[edit]

The IFI Executive Board consists of individuals who are duly nominated and elected by IFI member organizations at the biennial IFI General Assembly. Co-opted Board Members are invited to participate in a special capacity when deemed appropriate by the board. They are non-voting Board Members and are not elected by the General Assembly.

Shashi Caan, IFI President (USA)
Marco Coello, IFI President-Elect (Mexico)
Hyunie Cho, IFI Board Member (South Korea)
Osman Demirbas, PhD, IFI Board Member (Turkey)
Joanne Cys, IFI Board Member (Australia)
Iris Dunbar, IFI Board Member (UK)
David Hanson, IFI Board Member (Canada)
Luz Maria Duran, IFI Co-opted Board Member (Mexico)

IFI Secretariat[edit]

Since November 2008, the Secretariat for IFI has been headquartered in Montreal's International Quarter (Quebec, Canada).

External links[edit]


  1. ^ The Design Institute of Australia
  2. ^ Hardenberg, L. ‘IFI 1963–1993: A Personal View’, Avonwold Publishing (A Division of Times Media Limited), 1998
  3. ^
  4. ^ The International Council for Societies of Industrial Design,
  5. ^ The International Council of Graphic Design Associations,
  6. ^ Busch, J. ‘The Interiors Entity (DFIE) Global Symposium Declaration’, Contract Magazine, 14 March 2011