Please join us on August 12, 2010 (9:30 AM – 10:00 AM) for the Austin, Texas Chapter Formation Meeting at the new Ethan Allen Design Center 2817 West Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757. It will be a fun, informative, and interesting meeting where you are encouraged to network with other design professionals from the Austin area.
The Interior Design Society (IDS) is an independent national organization more than 3,000 members strong. One of the country’s largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, the Interior Design Society offers members community, education and business support. The IDS National headquarters is located in High Point, NC, the world’s home furnishings capital.
Founded in 1973 by the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) to support interior designers based within furniture stores, the Interior Design Society has long since expanded its focus. All qualified residential design professionals, including those who work in a retail environment, are welcome and encouraged to join IDS as an adjunct to their classroom education.
New possibilities, new opportunities and a host of organizational improvements are intended to make IDS membership all the more valuable and personally rewarding for all members.
OUR MISSION: To strengthen and grow the Interior Design Society by providing its members with valuable education, resources, programs, and services to aid them in their path to professionalism in residential interior design.
Whether you are new to residential interior design or someone who has been in the field forever, the Interior Design Society has much to offer. IDS members work in many settings and come to the organization with a variety of experience and educational backgrounds. What we all have in common is a passion for beautiful design, a thirst for knowledge and a resolute commitment to help clients create the home of their dreams.
Advance Your Career
Seminars, design workshops, and the CQRID certification exam (http://www.cqrid.org/) can contribute to career advancement, even without a four-year degree. IDS has a place for everyone associated with residential interior design or designers.
Membership levels begin with the Student level followed by Affiliate, Associate, Professional. As you advance, so does your membership level. To advance from Student to Associate, you can have education, experience or a combination of both.