For every creative person, new insights come from new people and new environments – any circumstance in which the brain has a hard time predicting what will happen next. That means, being paid to be creative is an unusual profession different from most others and who better than interior designers understand this fact. However, life of a fresh interior designer is hard, as reputation and experience takes a while to build. Once, they get past the initial years, the career prospects are huge. From starting up an own firm and taking on various different projects as freelancer, to being hired by big architectural firms to cope with the large project load they have, an interior designer is in much demand now.
Adding fuel to this sector in India is the rapid urbanisation in big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and many more. There is also a noticeable growth in the income and purchasing power of the Indians and the homeownership rates. This is the reason now many Indians spend more on the interior design of their homes to make them unique, well equipped, and sophisticated. The Interior Design has maintained a relatively optimistic growth in the past years. With an average annual growth rate of 6.75 percent from USD 76670 million in 2013 to USD 93277 million in 2016, the analysts believe that in the next few years, Interior Design market size will be further expanded. We expect that by 2021, the market size of the Interior Design will reach USD 121054 million. That means, there is no better time than now to take up Interior Design as a profession.
In this issue, we have come up with ‘Top 10 Promising Interior Design Institutes 2018,’ which are selected on the basis of how well they prepare the students for the industry, educational collaborations, placements, research and the quality of performance they deliver, all of which implies their performance to bring in quality to the education system. On the cover, we feature two premier private design institutes in India and their design programs. We sincerely hope that our coverage of FIDA the Design School, Ignite Institute of Creative Studies and other top rated design institutes in India would help the enthusiasts, students and aspiring candidates alike, who are looking for a good platform to acquire the skills to enter and survive in the creative industry.