The book aligns with the RIBA Plan of Work 2020 and provides a comprehensive step-by-step guide to navigating all aspects of professional practice in interior design, including how to set up and run your own interior design business. The book was developed to meet demand for a more detailed understanding of the role that the interior designer plays within the built environment and will prove a useful toolkit for both practicing interior designers and design students, with information that can be applied to all sectors of design.
What to expect
The essential BIID Interior Design Project Book identifies the key obligations of an interior designer at each stage of the design process and demonstrates how to fulfil these by setting out step-by-step actions; supported by clear explanations of jobs to be done, checklists and best-practice templates. When read from front to back, the book provides a systematic operational framework to Interior Designers to follow from project definition to completion.
Extending beyond the framework, the book also provides useful references to contemporary topics in design such as sustainability and human-centred design, providing context for these issues within professional practice.
On a more practical level, readers can find guidance on the specifics of everything from budget management and information issuing to how to select the right kind of timber for joinery. The role of the Interior Designer within the broader project team is also made clear with guidance on how to communicate and align effectively with architects, engineers, and most importantly – the client.
The author, Susie Rumbold, was commissioned by the BIID and the RIBA to write the book because of her industry-recognised expertise and extensive knowledge of all aspects of interior design practice. Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design, Susie Rumbold has distilled over 30 years of design industry experience into the book, imparting information from her expertise across both commercial and residential sectors in London and international markets.
“I am immensely proud of this book. Writing it was a great opportunity for me to consolidate my 30 years of experience into one condensed volume, focussing on the professional practice of interior design.” comments Susie Rumbold. “It is a ‘how to’ book not only for working interior designers, but also design students and anyone thinking about pursuing a career in interior design. It contains everything you ever wanted to know about interior design but were too afraid to ask, and everything I wish I’d known when I started practicing in 1993.”
“This is what the industry has been waiting for. Long overdue, the BIID Interior Design Project Book is the touchstone guide for running interior design projects in all practice types, from large international firms to sole practitioners and is suitable for designers with all levels of experience.” explains BIID President Mathew Freeman. “Not only does it feature crucial advice on administering construction contracts, it also references the new RIBA/BIID Domestic Professional Services Contract 2020 for interior design services. It is a must-have resource for all practicing interior designers. As current BIID President and a business owner, I will definitely be using it on a day-to-day basis.”
The BIID Interior Design Project Book is available from all good book shops now. For further information and to purchase your copy please visit the website below.