Interior design professional body – Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) hinted at restricting practice to well qualified and well-deserving by bringing in licensing into the profession.
“It may take a decade or more to. Become law and come into force. We want the government to introduce licensing system as we professionals deal with spaces which have health and safety issues,” said Pratap Jadhav, National President of IIID at the inaugural speech of the event.
IIID Showcase Insider 2018, the three-day interior design event for professionals at Hitex ended on June 24. The show had 110 exhibitors showcasing 500 plus products in 30 and above categories and across over 7,200 sq meters area.
The body is also planning to come out with a Charter to improve the quality of interior design education in India.
“We would like to focus on serious education of the interior designing in India,” Jadhav said on the sidelines of the event.
Jadhav said a charter defining quality interior design education will be announced at a summit scheduled in September 2018 in Jaipur.
“Hyderabad based designer Yashwanth Ramanamurthy already prepared a draft charter. After the summit, we will reveal details of the chapter which will be submitted to the competent government authorities,” Jadhav further added.
He mentioned that to improve quality of education, the IIID will collaborate with 35 colleges and 12 universities, across India, including Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad.
The country has 3 lakh Interior Designers with 10,000 students entering the profession every year, Jadhav added.
Organized by The Hyderabad Regional Chapter (HRC), the apex body for the interior professionals in the field of interior design in India, the event showcased all verticals of the building industry.
The event was also attended by students of various interior designing and architecture colleges and prominent figures from the industry such as Sanjay Mohe.