Amy Picanço of Aym Design was elected as council member for the Interior Design Confederation Singapore (IDCS) in November 2016. The confederation is a non-profit organisation and a registered society under Singapore law. By accepting the position, Amy commits Aym Design to help spearhead industry initiatives and reinforce the societies goals to:
- Promote a clearer understanding of the Interior Design Profession.
- Raise the profile of Members and the Singapore Interior Design Industry.
- Encourage industry professionalism, respect and good practice.
- Educate and manage corporate and individual expectations regarding interior design contracts and services.
- Liaise with government departments, institutions and neighboring design associations such as: SDA (Singapore Design Alliance), APSDA (Asia Pacific Space Designers Association) and IFI (International Federation of Interior Designers).
To kick off these duties, Aym Design and IDCS joined Singapore Design week (SDW) to launch the debut Interior Design Festival Singapore.
This was made up of a week of educational talks by; professional interior design firms, Houzz (a leading platform for home renovation and design) and contract and intellectual property lawyers. IDCS also featured a week-long exhibition of the winning works from the 2016 Design Excellence Awards.
The objectives of the festival were:
- For the Public: To provide a platform to better understand and appreciate the offering and practice of interior design.
- For Students: A program of inspiration and learning by discussing world-class spatial design standards.
- For Designers: We looked to promote networking, collaboration and a better understanding of the business that needs to happen behind the scenes.
The highlight of the week was the announcement and signing of the ‘Code of Professional Conduct’ for Interior Designers.
The first 25 designers gathered together to pledge to our clients, the public, fellow designers and the rest of the industry that we would uphold professional guidelines and understood our responsibilities of good practice.