Category Archives: Chapter News

IIDA in Italy

IIDA is excited to welcome IIDA Milan as its 32nd Chapter! The addition of Milan further underscores IIDA’s mission to support American and international interior designers, and grow IIDA’s global community and network.

IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl Durst, and Senior Vice President, Dennis Krause visited the Milan chapter this week to help usher in IIDA’s newest hub.

IIDA and Milan....UNITE!

IIDA and Milan….UNITE!

Milan becomes an IIDA chapter at a timely moment when the EmergeItaly competition winners were announced. IIDA, with FederlegnoArredo and the Italian Minister of Economic Development, created the EmergeItaly competition to recognize and celebrate the next generation of young design professionals whose product designs are innovative, functional, and original.


This year, Honorable Mention was awarded to Miguel Brovhn for “O-Series” and Sarah Turner for “Flight.” The “O-Series” combines flexibility with linearity, and “Flight” converges classic American design with Italian minimalism.

Best of Competition was awarded to Angel Beale for the “Folds Series” design concept. Beale’s design will be produced by an Italian design company and exhibited at the 2014 Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Additionally, all winners won a trip to Milan to attend the 2013 Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

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For more information on all winners visit the IIDA website. Congratulations to Miguel, Sarah, and Angel, as well as the new Milan Chapter!


Campus Center Renewal Deadline: October 1, 2009

It is time to renew your IIDA Campus Center status for the 2009-2010 school year!

Applications must be renewed every year by October 1st in order in ensure you have official Campus Center status with IIDA. Click here for the renewal application.


About Campus Centers

IIDA Student Members accomplish great things together. Campus Centers provide an outlet for student leadership and professional networking. Campus Centers provide an environment for the mutual development and exchange of knowledge between students, educators, administration and design professionals. Campus Center students add further value to their IIDA student membership by working closely with their local IIDA Chapter and/or City Center to develop programs and events.

Campus Center Requirements

Campus Centers are design-aligned clubs that must consist of at least 10-15 IIDA Student Members. All Campus Centers must complete an IIDA Campus Center application and return it to IIDA Headquarters with a Campus Center roster by October 1st of every school year. Download your Campus Center Application today.

Click here for more information!

Return applications to:
Michelle Kraker
Campus Center Application
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 567
Chicago, IL 60654
Email: Subject “Campus Center Application”

Student Sample Swap

Today we have an announcement from Cheyne Brown about a Student Sample Swap taking place in L.A.

On Saturday, April 19th, the IIDA Los Angeles City Center will hold its second annual Student Sample Swap. Manufacturers and design firms across Los Angeles are gathering their extra materials samples for the event. These materials will be sorted “swap meet style” and distributed throughout the HOK office. The day of the events, students are invited to grab the best materials they can find for their studio projects, ranging from carpet and textiles to wood and glass. Materials experts will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance if needed. Tours of the HOK office will also be available for anyone interested.

New for this year, students are also invited to attend several speciatly workshops.

  • A Portfolio Review is available, giving students a chance to get feedback from some of LA’s top design professionals.
  • An Interview Skills Workshop will be a fun opportunity to pick up some tips and tricks.
  • A Green Crash Course will offer a quick overview of sustainable design.

The event will be hosted by HOK and sponsored by Herman Miller and Workplace Resource.