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ASID Releases Report on Interior Design in the New Economy


WASHINGTON – The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has released a new report, Interior Design in the New Economy: Lessons Learned from the Great Recession, which draws upon the insights of a group of experienced designers who have begun to think of themselves and their work in a new way and to reinterpret the role of the interior designer in today’s economy.

What they have learned may help other interior design professionals succeed in the months ahead.

The designers consulted for this report represent a wide range of design specialties, business types and professional experience. Many are principals in their firms and have weathered previous economic downturns during their careers.

In a frank discussion, they talked about how the economic recession has affected their interior design businesses and how business models and practices will need to change to stay competitive and profitable in the “new economy” that will emerge during the period of economic recovery. 

To download a free copy of the report, visit the ASID website at

About ASID
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Learn more at