The British Institute of Interior Design wholeheartedly welcomes the news that the Royal College of Art is to bring back the Interior Design course (News, DW 30 July).
Interior design covers a wide spectrum of practitioners and practices, and the BIID has been active in promoting good professional practice through its collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects on the Form of Agreement ID/05. This aims to clarify the ways a designer may work.
A new Interior Design Job Book, published by RIBA and linking in to its work stages, as well as a Minor Works contract, will be much needed additions to an area where practice information is lacking.
Decoration has its place, but the practice of interior design (and decoration) has evolved, with interior architecture now at one end of the spectrum.
We should all be proud of interior design in all its forms – so long as the procedures are transparent, professional and provide the end-user with inspired and successful spaces.
Diana Yakeley, Director, British Institute of Interior Design, by e-mail