From September 23-25, 2022, AIPI – Associazione Italiana Professionisti Interior designers hosts the 30th General Assembly of ECIA – European Council of Interior Architects in Florence
AIPI – Associazione Italiana Professionisti Interior designers hosts the 30th General Assembly of ECIA – European Council of Interior Architects in Florence, September 23-25. ECIA is based in Brussels and currently represents 15 European members-organizations, including over 15.000 professional Interior Architects/Designers.
The protagonists of the General Assembly of ECIA
The big event will be attended by important guests linked to the world of Italian and international design. Participants include delegates from UNIFI Università di Firenze and leading representatives of the Interior Design course of Politecnico di Milano, POLIdesign., ELISAVA University Barcelona (ES), Royal College of Art London (UK), HSLU University Lucerne School of Art and Design (CH), University of Antwerp (NL), EKA Estonian University (EST), Atlantic Technological University (IRL). And many others. The event will also see the presence of IFI International Federation of Interior Architects (New York, USA). And through a digital platform, some of the delegates from major world organizations from the 4 continents will also participate online.
ECIA project funded by the European Union
The meetings will address the new project by ECIA, BCSP – Building Connections for a Stronger Profession. This new program, funded by the European Union entails the creation of a common platform for cultural exchange between nations regarding the professional, legislative and educational aspects of interior design.
With BCSP, ECIA will therefore represent the reference point for interior design both in Europe and around the world. The interior design sector has been growing tremendously also in Italy and Florence in these days will be the place where the operational foundations to launch and develop this ambitious project over the next three years will be laid.
Thirty years of history and progress
The ECIA 2022 event, with the general assembly and the round tables, will retrace the thirty-year history of the European association, starting from its foundation in 1992 and the first conference, which took place in Barcelona in 1996. It will therefore celebrate its thirty years of history and evolution through the stories of ECIA’s founders and current leading figures in global architecture and interior design.