The article mentions the growing membership of the British Institute of Interior Design over the last decade, reflecting the increased prominence of interior design as a profession. As the UK’s only professional Institute for Interior Designers, the BIID is committed to advancing professionalism, integrity and excellence and in doing so, rigorously vets its members through a meticulous application process. Indeed, many of KLC’s teaching faculty and alumni are members of the BIID and KLC’s Founder, Jenny Gibbs OBE, is a past president of the BIID and was instrumental in driving forward a more formalised Professional Pathway to ensure high standards of practice to enhance the reputation of the profession further.
Fokschaner further advises individuals to ensure they select a reputably qualified design expert:
“A diploma from a reputable institution — Central Saint Martins or KLC School of Design in the UK, for example, and Savannah College of Art and Design or New York School of Interior Design in the US — is a good sign. An apprenticeship with an established firm is equally important.”
KLC is delighted to be recognised as a leading interior design education provider within the UK and internationally. It is a remarkable reflection of the phenomenal work of KLC over the past 40 years; by its founder Jenny Gibbs OBE, staff, tutors, students and alumni.