The ASID 2021 Outlook and State of Interior Design has selected a comprehensive collection of critical knowledge needed to understand the changes impacting us and the opportunities set before us.
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has released its annual Outlook and State of Interior Design aimed to give interior design practitioners and professionals insight on the changes happening in the Interior Design industry, such as the future of the profession, the most significant trends and economic indicators, with the intent of guiding them through the new year.
The report is a result of extensive research from the Society and includes the perspectives of professionals in the industry, in hopes to maintain an educated and connected community.
They believe the industry can recover from the impact of COVID-19 and that businesses will come out stronger and more capable of responding to critical issues that might emerge in the future.
Some other insights include:
- worsening of the economic and social inequalities
- increased spending on homes and renovation projects due to the need for improved living accommodations
- declining of the office, hospitality, and retail sectors
- growing concern on climate change with more companies bringing sustainability to their practices
The industry was also forced to revisit fundamental values in 2020 and it’s expected that they will continue to push towards meaningful changes in the new year.
Overall, the industry shows positive signs for recovery from the impact of COVID-19, but the profession must work together to face these matters, and it must involve the support of emerging talent and promotion of diversity.