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IDC promotes the need for interior design regulation

Published by Sarah Bradbury, October 31, 2014.

In an article published by Hilary Gowins of the Huffington Post on September 17, titled “Arbitrary Interior Design Regulations Hurt Entrepreneurs, Consumers", a case was made against regulating the interior design profession.

Soon afterward, the article received a number of reactions from the interior design community across North America – many of them critical. In response, John Czarnecki of Contract Design Magazine published an article on October 8 titled “The Need for a Responsible Press and Interior Design Profession” which discussed both common misconceptions about the profession, and the need for a more informed public.

IDC contributed our own response to John’s article, thanking him for addressing these issues and applauding his efforts in helping to correct these misguided influences.

In Canada, eight provinces hold Titles Acts: legislation that ensures that only those who belong to their professional association, and who meet specific requirements, can use the title “Interior Designer”, “Licensed Interior Designer”, or “Registered Interior Designer”. Currently, only one province, Nova Scotia, hold a practice statue.

What’s your opinion? Tell us what you think by tweeting us @IDCanadaTweets or on facebook at Interior Designers of Canada

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