iDuring the course of our events for Design Week Portland and TEDxPortland, we were lucky to have met many influential minds in the local interior design scene. Mia Allen, the incoming President of IIDA Oregon, is one such person. She gracefully invited us to be a part of the IIDA Annual Celebration. This was yet another local event that reminded us how lucky we are to be a part of the vibrant scene of makers and interiors designers in the Portland area. IIDA brought together a great group of designers and makers, providing further inspiration and potential collaboration.
It was also a stark reminder of the difficulties facing our community, as during the course of last year, Portland has lost the interior design programs at Marylhurst and the Art Institute of Portland. Now, more than ever, we need to support non-profits like the IIDA Oregon group, and their efforts to advocate for the Interior Design community in Portland, and beyond. Please give them a look at: