American Society of Interior Designers Celebrates World Interiors Day #SpaceMatters

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 20, 2013) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) today launched a full week of activities in honor of World Interiors Day, a global celebration of design’s influence on society and the built environment, scheduled for May 25, 2013. ASID’s weeklong event, themed “Space Matters,” starts today with a daily series of programs to inspire, engage and educate the public on the value of design.  These programs include consumer-focused video interviews with interior designers, an Instagram photo contest and outreach with local governments to promote interior design.

“Designers create safer, more efficient and more comfortable environments for the world in which we live. Not only does this drive economic growth, but it enhances our daily lives and contributes to the well-being of occupants of designed spaces,” says ASID President Barbara Marini, FASID, IDEC. “World Interiors Day is a wonderful time to share what we know about the impact of well-designed spaces. If we all do just one thing, we can communicate the diversity of practice, range of experience and expertise of the design community at large.”

A few ways to get involved:

  • Participate in an online forum, webinar or CEU and blog or share it #SpaceMatters
  • Engage students in local volunteer efforts; set up a temporary exhibit in a public forum
  • Contact your favorite TV or radio station for an interview; take examples of your work
  • Visit a local design museum
  • Take a home and garden tour
  • Attend a design event
  • Nurture a garden, inside or out
  • Organize your living or office space
  • Volunteer at a local level on a Habitat for Humanity, homeless shelter or other project
  • Contact your governor or local officials to promote interior design (via email or in person)
  • Sit back and relax with an inspiring interior design book


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. Learn more at


World Interiors Day is an annual event spearheaded by the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) and designed to spotlight interior architecture/design. The event actively engages professionals, national organizations, design enthusiasts and the general public to explore creativity, imagination, vision and passion in relation to the role of Interior Architecture/Design in society, culture and our future environments.