UK designer Iris Dunbar heads up international interiors body

Iris Dunbar, director of the Interior Design School in London and past president of the British Institute of Interior Design, has been appointed president of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers.

Iris Dunbar (centre) with fellow IFI board members
Iris Dunbar (centre) with fellow IFI board members

The IFI is a not-for-profit organisation which was established in 1963 and represents 270 000 designers across 110 countries. Its UK members include BIID and educational groups.

Dunbar says she will aim to develop a ‘regional’ model for the IFI during her tenure as president, in order to ‘increase participation and dialogue within the world interiors community’.

With the IFI celebrating its 50th anniversary, Dunbar says the mandate for the board is to ‘respect the past, change the present and inspire the future’.

Dunbar says, ‘This is an exciting time for us all… We are looking forward to working collectively to ensure the future of the interiors profession.’

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