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ASID Hosts Inaugural State of the Society Address

Published year: 
2012

EVP/CEO Randy Fiser to highlight trends and market forces driving a resurgence in the $60 billion interior design industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 18, 2012) | While other sectors in the building industry have continued to struggle post-recession, interior design has been experiencing a rebound with 10 months of consecutive positive performance across sectors. Results from the most recent ASID Interior Design Billings and Inquiries Index for the second quarter of 2012 indicate continued positive growth for the industry with an overall index of 56.5.

At an address scheduled for September 18, 2012 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., ASID Executive Vice President/CEO Randy Fiser will discuss the trends and market forces that are driving this growth including:

• How design solutions are being applied to address important social and economic issues, such as healthcare, education and productivity
• How designers influence product sales of over $49 billion a year
• How design supports the multibillion dollar décor and design media industry
• How the design industry has grown in 2012 and its likely performance in 2013

A summary report of the address will be available on the ASID website following the live event at: www.asid.org/news/media/

Additional information about the 2012 second quarter results of the ASID Interior Design Billings and Inquiries Index can be found out: www.asid.org/idindex.

About ASID
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people's lives. Its more than 30,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. www.asid.org