The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) has announced the first of their Honorary Fellowships for 2012. Iconic designer Sir Paul Smith will be recognised as an inspiration to the interior design profession by the BIID at the their “Celebrating British Design” Conference that will take place immediately prior to the Institute’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at RIBA’s London HQ, Portland Place, London on 21st June 2012.

Sir Paul Smith, the hugely influential British designer who is both commercially successful and highly respected in the fashion and design industries, will be acknowledged for his profound impact on the development and success of the interior design profession.

Alongside Sir Paul Smith, the BIID will also be recognizing the achievements of Dr Paul Thompson, Rector of the Royal College of Art, Andreas von Einsiedel, the renowned interiors and lifestyle photographer, and Graham Watts OBE, Chief Executive of the Construction Industry Council, of which BIID are full members.

“The Honorary Fellowships are a way for us to show our gratitude to those who inspire, enrich and influence our profession in significant ways,” explains Diana Yakeley, BIID President. “Paul Smith, Paul Thompson, Andreas von Einsiedel and Graham Watts are from wide ranging design disciplines but are all significant influencers and supporters, who have helped shape our profession.”

The BIID’s Honorary Fellowships were inaugurated in 2005. More information on the 2012 BIID Honorary Fellowships will be revealed shortly on the BIID website


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