As India globalizes, foreign multinationals outsource & off-shore their services to India. However, as tastes evolve, the Indian consumer has become more demanding in their expectations – both in terms of space efficiency & aesthetics. While at one time, consumers were willing to settle for a building that was architecturally attractive from the outside, the modern consumer demands far more from the interior; after all, we spend far more time inside a building than outside it. The interior of a space is not just a vanity item but an element that influences the efficiency of the personnel working inside it.
Today, the design comes as a package. Real Estate and Construction firms employ a lot of interior designers, so as to offer a complete package, ready to move in, plug & play, to their customers. The proportion of architects to interior designers required by industry is 1: 15 i.e. for every architect employed, 15 interior designers are required – hence the career potential is huge for interior designers. And it is not just homes or offices, but multiplexes, cinema halls, restaurants, shopping malls – all of them require interior designers today.
Interior designers work with contractors, architects, engineers, craftsmen, furniture dealers, and business and home owners. To become a successful interior designer, you need a well-rounded education and the necessary skills to work within many disciplines (architecture; graphic design; decorative arts; and textile, furniture, and lighting design).
Career prospects in interior design are high. Interior designers work in consulting offices, corporate design departments, and government design agencies, working on consumer and industrial products, building equipment systems, and public and corporate communication projects. BSD offers the best training and guidance in this arena.