IFI President's Update:
The Next Era

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
Søren Kierkegaard



As we enter into a new year, we enthusiastically look forward to broadened horizons, unprecedented possibilities and to welcoming a new era of expansion and transformation.

All of last year, as we at IFI pondered our 50th anniversary, we were very aware of the great foresight and vision demonstrated by our forefathers who founded IFI in 1963. By way of acknowledging and honoring their groundbreaking work, the current board and I have aspired for an equally great vision for IFI and our, by now, entirely global professional community.

We continue to maintain IFI’s focus on expanding internationally and across all levels of society, contributing to the Interior Architecture/ Design profession. This we do through the exchange and development of knowledge and experience in education, practice and fellowship. In addition, we have sought to provide more current, targeted and timely knowledge. We are proud to have coalesed a strong global community of passionate, dedicated professionals, as well as, having cultivated a greater public awareness of the role and impact of interiors on society.

Looking internal to IFI we are now in the process of assessing and revising our procedures, protocols and governance to provide an improved service. To this end, since April of 2013, we have been in discussion with our appointed Strategic Planning Committee – IFI SPC – to review and refine our current structure so that we may become more agile, responsive and appropriate for a 21st century global organization.

Your responce to the independent survey conducted by I & R
Many of you participated in the independent survey conducted by David Donnelly of Instinct and Reason, as commissioned by the IFI SPC. With much appreciation for your input and effort, we are pleased to share with you the results of your contributions which will help the IFI SPC to determine their recommendations. Please see the document by clicking on the link below.

IFI Awards Gala


We hope to see you in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, to celebrate our 50th anniversary which will include a conrgess, an awards gala, the General Assembly (GA) and excursions.

The informative Congress “REKA”, as organized by MIID, 1-2 May will be followed by the inaugural IFI Awards Gala and the IFI GA, 3-4 of May. These events are hosted by our member, The Malaysian Institute of Interior Design (MIID), who, along with all at IFI, graciously welcome you.

The IFI Awards Gala Committee are working hard to launch a meaningful and fun inaugural, not to be missed event. This is scheduled to take place on Friday evening, 2 May 2014, which will formally open the IFI GA. This event will also honor the winners of the biennial IFI WING (World Interiors for the Next Generation) Global Student Competition 2013.

We look forward to seeing you in Kuala Lumpur.


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