BIID announces MERIT and CPD award winners 2021

Published on : Saturday, August 7, 2021

The BIID has announces Joanna Wood as winner of the prestigious Merit award and Samuele Viola for the CPD award.


The Merit Award honours a member who has particularly excelled in three key criteria: excellence in interior design practice; a contribution to the development of the Institute and a commitment to the wider field of design education. Chosen by the awards committee, the 2021 award was given to BIID Registered Interior Designer Joanna Wood.

Joanna is a renowned designer and founder of the eponymous design practice and shop in addition to being a partner of companies Lewis & Wood, Phillips & Wood and Lawson Wood. She has worked on residential and commercial projects in the UK and abroad and is one of the UK’s most celebrated designers. She is renowned for bringing her creativity and attention to detail to every project to produce a result which is both practical and visually exciting. She is notable for her use of craftsmen and furniture makers to achieve a bespoke interior for her clients, with a priority to create a place that is a home.


Commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) helps to ensure that BIID members are keeping up to date with the latest developments in a rapidly changing industry.

London based Interior Designer, Samuele Viola has extensive experience working in a range of style and periods to create comfortable and quiet luxury.  As a member of the Kelly Hoppen Interiors Team and Academic Tutor, Samuele continues his steps into the Prime Residential throughout the world, implementing his passion and dedication to detailed architecture, design, art and cultures.

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