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About the IID?
The African Institute of the Interior Design Professions (IID) promotes excellence in the practice of interior design across the African continent. We help our members develop the skills required to provide the best possible design solutions to their clients, we educate the public about the contribution interior designers make to society, and we protect interior designers’ right to practice.
1.
Support
Support our members in their pursuit of a sustainable livelihood by elevating their individual voices and collectively shaping the future of our industry.
2.
Create
Create professional recognition within the design industry for the three distinct sectors of interior decorating, interior design and interior architecture.
3.
Standards

Raise the standards of education and practice for interior decorating, interior design and interior architecture.

4.
Promote

Promote the economic and health benefits of good interior design to the public.

Management

The IID is governed by its constitution and by the National Council with Representation from the Eastern and Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, North West Province and Mauritius. The National Council is constituted by the professional membership. From time to time this council consults a specialist Advisory Board. Day to day running is conducted by a Chief Operating Officer and an Office Manager and Website and Mail Administrator. The operational work is measured against an approved strategic plan.

IID Management
Position
Person
Email
Director / Chair person
Charrisse Johnston
charrisse@studiosalt.co.za
Director
Monica Di Ruvo
diruvom@cput.ac.za
Director
Juliet Kavishe
jmkavishe@gmail.com
Management / Chair person
Corne Du Toit
interior@potchacademy.co.za
Management
Sandra Mushi
sandra.mushi@creativestudios.co.tz
Management / Bid Forum Chair
Nthabi Taukobong
nthabi@ditau.com
COO
Maria Day
maria@iidprofessions.org.za
CEO
Dorothy Van’t Riet
info@dvr.co.za
Marketing
Thuli Mahlangu
thuli@zingdesign.co.za
Education Chair
Ilse Prinsloo
iprinsloo@uj.ac.za
Financial Chair
Deborah Garth
deborah@deborahgarth.co.za
The Value & Benefits of being an IID member and Serving on a Committee

As an IID member you have access to our social media platforms to showcase some of the amazing projects you have done both locally and internationally or competitions you have been short listed for or won.

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn Page
  • LinkedIn Account
The IID now has research partners that provide valuable research to enhance your business and increase awareness and gain insights into different concepts that impact our industry.

There will be an increase in hybrid workshops that will allow opportunities to develop skills and be informed as well as support the knowledge needed to write PPEs.

IID members can build a greater networking platform by connecting with others in the industry through events and online talks.

  • In order to tender for certain projects, you must be an IID member.
  • Legal guidance at a reduced rate.
  • Contracts for members to use.
  • Fee guidelines for all members to use.
  • An automated CPD points system.
  • Webpage on our website with 10 images.
  • IID Signature to show the public you are a registered professional.
  • We have the recourses, knowledge, and experience to assist with industry related queries.
  • The IID is the only registered professional body representing the interior design industry in South Africa.
  • Membership gives you credibility by belonging to the Interior Design professional body, identifying that you are serious about what you do.
Feedback from IID Members and Committee Members
Directors
Charrisse Johnston
Director / Chair person

Studio Salt

Dr Monica Di Ruvo
Director

Head of department at Applied Design at CPUT

Juliet Kavishe
Director

Principal at HerArtFelt Design Interior Architect & Design Educator

CEo & Coo
Dorothy Van't Riet
CEO

Dorothy Van’t Riet Design and Decor and Consultants

Maria Day
COO
management committee
Corne Du Toit
Chairperson
Head of Department at Potchefstroom Academy
Sandra Mushi
Management Committee
Creative Studios Limited
Nthabi Taukobong
Management Committee
Ditau Interiors
Finance Committee
Deborah Garth
Chairperson

Deborah Garth Interiors

Phil Darby
Finance Committee

PDI Design

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Warrick Hartman
Finance Committee

Xenith Wealth

bid forum committee
Nthabi Taukobong
Chairperson
Ditau Interiors
Esther Martins

BID Forum Committee

Dean of Built Environment Faculty at Inscape Educational Group
Nthaba Phili

BID Forum Committee

NAP Designs
Education Committee
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Ilse Prinsloo

Department of Interior Design

Head of Department
Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture

Marketing committee
Thuli Mahlangu
Marketing Committee

Zing Design

legal committee
Warren Tangney
Legal Committee
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa