The International Federation of Interior Architects / Designers announced the first annual World Interiors Day 2010, to be held on May 29. The theme "10% for 90%" is inspired by the 2009 IFI Design for All Award Winner, 10% Project, in which 10% of the Greenside Design Center in South Africa's annual teaching and learning time is devoted to community-based design intervention projects. In essence, the college gives four weeks of the formal curricula to community development, with the involvement of Interior, Graphic and Multimedia Design students as well as academic staff.
For World Interiors Day, IFI asks designers to take the time to consider 10% for 90% in keeping with IFI's mandate to improve human living conditions through the improvement of the built environment.
World Interiors Day is intended to provide an occasion to highlight the merits of the interior professions and their impact on the quality of life, and to actively engage professionals, design enthusiasts and the public at large to explore their creativity, imagination, vision and passion in recognition of the role of interior architecture/design in society.