The European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA)

The European Council of Interior Architects is the representative body for the European professional organizations in Interior Architecture and Design.

Founded in 1992, ECIA currently represents 16 members-national organizations, with over 7500 practicing Interior Architects. ECIA provides a common platform for the exchange of information on best professional practices and has established common minimum standards of educational and professional profile for the Associated Interior Architects in the member organizations.

ECIA is the common voice of Interior Architects on European and international level, promoting this profession as vital part of society and economy.

Currently, the ECIA works on a new Declaration regarding education and equal standards for the professional practice.

bdia Delegierte im ECIA
Elke Kaiser
Mail: elke-kaiser(at)

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The International Federation of Interior Architects/ Designers (IFI)

The International Federation of Interior Architects/ Designers represents professional Interior Architects/ Designers. 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, IFI is an associations‘ association, representing groups of members and entities related to design in education, practice and related industry.

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IFI is a member of the International Design Alliance (IDA). 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.

IFI Secretariat – New York
708 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10017, USA
T +1 (212) 884-6375
F +1 (212) 884-6247


bdia Delegierte IFI
Sylvia Leydecker
Innenarchitektin bdia und bdia Vizepräsidentin 2011-2019