BIID Announces 2014 Honorary Fellowships

Published on : Thursday, April 3, 2014

British Institute of Interior Design LogoThe British Institute of Interior Design is excited to reveal three new Honorary Fellows for 2014.
Charles Jencks, Shashi Caan and Patrick Baty are to receive this prestigious honour at the 2014 BIID Annual Conference, ‘Life-Changing Design: Transforming the Human Experience’ which takes place on Thursday 19th June at the headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London. They will join design luminaries including Thomas Heatherwick, Sir Paul Smith, Sir James Dyson, Angela Brady, Zandra Rhodes, Deyan Sudjic and others as BIID Honorary Fellows.


“The BIID believes in showing our gratitude to those who inspire, enrich and influence our profession,” explains Sue Timney, BIID President. “The Honorary Fellowships allow us to express our appreciation and our considerable thanks to those significant influencers and supporters who continue to help shape our profession. Through their creativity, thinking and innovation, Charles, Shashi and Patrick have all made their mark on our profession and shown the positive contribution that design can make on real-world projects and society as a whole. They are worthy recipients of this prestigious honour.”

Born in America, Charles Jencks has lived and worked in Britain for the past four decades where his designs are found in both buildings and sculptural landscapes He is co-founder of the Maggie’s Centres – a series of practical and beautifully-designed buildings dedicated to empowering people to live with, through and beyond cancer.


Practitioner, educator and author, Shashi Caan has spent her life immersed in the world of design, focusing on the impact it has on humanity, our society and culture worldwide. As President of The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, Shashi is internationally recognised as a thought leader in progressive design.


Patrick Baty is one of the most foremost authorities on architectural paint and colour. Patrick’s active role in both the history and future of many historic British buildings has seen him become a leader in the field of paint, colour and their associated histories.


The BIID Honorary Fellowships will be presented at this year’s conference; ‘Life-Changing Design: Transforming the Human Experience.  This day-long event will explore the dynamic and positive impact design can have on human thinking and behaviour.  With the help of a prestigious line-up of inspirational and influential speakers the conference aims to dissect the nature of good design and assess the impact it can have on our lives.



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