News and Events

ECIA General Assembly 2015 Goes Oslo Norway!




Conference on interior design between architecture, network, industry and sustainability in cooperation with:

ECIA and Ca' Foscari Alumni

IUAV Alumni

AIPI (Associazione italiana progettisti d'interni)

Ca' Foscari Sostenibile

IED (Istituto Europeo di Design)

On Saturday 8th November 2014 the board of the European Council of Interior Architects E.C.I.A. will meet at Ca' Foscari University in Venice at 5:30pm at Centro CFZ, inside the new library at Zattere in Venice.


See the link for more details:ECIA


Following the success of the introduction of the `European Charter of Interior Architecture Training' ECIA now introduces a recognition program for courses in Interior Architecture/Design and an educational membership for recognized institutions. With this program ECIA aims to further the quality of professional education in Interior Architecture/Design in Europe and enhance the exchange of people, services and knowledge. ECIA Recognition offers schools a quality seal that  endorses students, faculty and alumni. ECIA Educational Membership provides a platform for the exchange of best practices, harmonization of standards, coordination of research projects and educational and professional development.

Latest Newsletter 01-2015


Latest Newsletter ( 2014 )

Letter from President
Reports from Boardmeetings
Meeting with ACE, IFI 
and more

European Charter of Interior Architecture Training 2013

European Charter of Interior Architecture Training 2013 updated!
ECIA provides the foundation for excellence in the interior architecture profession by setting standards for education and training. For this purpose ECIA introduced the ‘European Charter of Interior Architecture Training’ in 2000. This document was completely revised in 2007, and has now undergone another major update to keep it abreast of the fast changing professional and educational field.

AiNB new address

AiNB has moved to a wonderful new location in Brussels nearby the Tour & Taxis area.

Please note our new address : Willebroekkaai 37, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Tel : +32 (0) 2/21 22 620 Fax :+32 (0) 400 72 78, contact :


Feria Hábitat Valencia is the only international Spanish trade fair that gathers together the entire product offer for interiors: furniture, decor, home textiles, lighting, contract, fixtures, fittings and furniture for commercial facilities and, courtesy of the R, D + i seminars, leading edge cooking.

Location: Valencia, Spain

Date: 18-22 September 2012

For details about events and program:

EVERY COLOR IS GREEN 24 May 5,30 pm Milan, Italy

Round Table
Expressiveness and sustainability: the role of color in architecture and design.

The round table organized by Interpon ®, a brand of Akzo Nobel, will take place at the Council of Architects of Milan, on May 24th at 5.30 pm.

The meeting, addressed to an audience of architects interior designers and product designers, aims to explore aspects of tangible and intangible qualities of color and surfaces, without neglecting the functional performances and the environmental sustainability, one of the fundamental values  of the Group Akzo Nobel.

Interview to Tobia Scarpa - trailer - The Oral History Project

Interview to Tobia Scarpa - trailer - The Oral History Project

Full interview available to the following links:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

AiNB demands urgent protection of title "interior architect" in Belgium

AiNB is already during years trying to get the title of interior architect recognized in Belgium. So far AiNB has introduced a request on political level and will take steps again in 2012 now that our government is taking on it's work again. Not only we need this protection for the interior architects themselves, but also consumers desperately contact AiNB as they don't know anymore how to be sure of quality. AiNB demands the recognition of the title and protection of all master interior architects.

We will certainly cmmunicate further steps as soon as possible.

For any more information, contact

Chinese Interior Design Awards

Next week ECIA board member Carlo Beltramelli and former ECIA general secretary Gerrit Schilder will act as jury members for the Chinese Interior Design Awards 2011, part of the Guangzhou Design Week. Also past ECIA president Kees Spanjers is going to China for promoting World Interiors Event 2013 Inamsterdam an initiative of the BNI.

Next to the event in Guangzhou neighbor city Senzhen is also affected by the design virus with its own design event. Both events are of great importance for the ever-growing Chinese market in the field of interior design and architecture.

Fidias Awards 2011

For the 4th time AiNB organises the Fidias Awards. The goal is to issue an award at a meritorious interiorarchitect in different categories. Also students can participate and send in a project. It's their institute that coaches them for this project.  The Fidias Awards is getting more and more attention and had a big response. The ceremony of the award takes place on november 23rd in Antwerp, in the trendy Red&Blue club. It will be a spectacular evening that AiNB realises with the sponsorship of interior-related partners. You can still register and be present on the award distribution and party on nov 23rd!

register by using the following link :


02-09-2011 As one of the oldest ironworks in Finland, international exchange and community engagement has always played a natural part in Fiskars Village. Today the village hosts hundreds of Artisans, Designers and Artists forming a unique, vivid community of creative professionals. Formed in 1996, the Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars' arranges international, high-quality exhibitions in Fiskars all year-round presenting crafts, design and art. Besides the rich art community, Fiskars today hosts numerous nationally noticed events such as the antique, wood, food, fishing and knife happening. For more information on events and services in Fiskars Village:


Colour Hunting

03-08-2011 A new book by FRAME Publishers explores the fascinating world of colour and its impact on architecture, design, art and fashion.  At worst colour can feel random and at best it feels aesthetic, but this book reveals the psychology, science and theory behind colour choices and how they impact upon our lives.

See more in the ECIA Recommended Reading Section!

Syndicate content