34 ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGNERS (APID)
ENGAGING, PURPOSEFUL AND CREATIVE INTERIOR DESIGN IS A POWERFUL, ESSENTIAL PART OF OUR DAILY LIVES AND AFFECTS HOW WE LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY.
ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGNERS (APID) P.O. BOX 408 DUBAI UAE T: +971 4 3252053 E: UAE.APID@GMAIL.COM W: WWW.APID.AE
It is an industry that has evolved dramatically over the years, and today interior designers are expected to have a working knowledge of textiles, materials, colour, space planning, sustainability, lighting, various software applications (CAD and BIM), structural requirements, health and safety issues, and building codes. It’s a complex, creative and sophisticated line of work, which is why it vital that it has one organisation that helps to pull everything together – APID. Established in November 2005, APID’s primary aim is to narrow the gap and build bridges between professionals in the industry, government bodies, affiliates, and end users. It does this by offering networking opportunities to its members, not only throughout the UAE, but also the wider GCC and Middle East region, where interior design is one of the fastest growing industries. Highlighting the value of the interior design industry and ensuring that Dubai is the hub for design in the region, APID is committed in bringing value to the interior design industry by promoting innovation and creativity through freethinking, and in doing so create awareness of the importance of the profession. Put simply, APID will innovate to relate,
research to educate, and will collaborate with best practices in multiple disciplines for the betterment and profit of society as a whole and the interior design profession in particular. In many ways, APID is where interior designers go to become inspired and advance their careers. Led by Mrs Farida Kamber Al Awadhi, APID has a strong industry network of highly experienced and inventive
Ambassadors, consisting of Faisal Al Raisi, Esra Lemmens, Laura Bielecki, Omaima Ibrahim Mohammed Alrebati, Alison Grace-Gahan, Jane Muff, Ayida Al Riyami, Maja Kozel, Indu Varanasi, Pallavi Dean, Dr. Gamal el Samanoudy, Carlos Montana, Dr. Nagla Mahmoud, Kristin Lee, Juan Roldan, Annamaria Lambri, Roman Lafner Samiha Al Hashimi, and Darshan Shetty.