The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) has revealed the recipients of this year’s Honorary Fellowships which it will present  at the BIID Conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London later this month.

The 2016 Honorary Fellows are: Alain de Botton is a bestselling author in 30 countries and is the creative director of the social enterprise, Living Architecture; Catherine Croft is the Director of the 20th Century Society, for over ten years, and Editor of C20 magazine; Rosy Greenlees is currently Executive Director of the Crafts Council; Orla Kiely is an award winning Irish fashion designer based in London; and Karim Rashid whose award winning designs include luxury goods, lighting for Artemide, high tech products for Asus and Samsung, and brand identity for Citibank.

The BIID Honorary Fellowships recognise the contribution each professional has made to the industry. This year’s beneficiaries will join an impressive list of Fellows including Sir Paul Smith, Sir James Dyson, Angela Brady, Charles Jencks, Zeev Aram OBE and Kevin McCloud MBE.

“Since 2012 the BIID has presented its prestigious Honorary Fellowship award to an impressive selection of design luminaries,” explains Daniel Hopwood, BIID President.

“The design industry is very fortunate to have so many positive figures that help support, develop and shape our profession. The Fellowship was established to recognise each individual’s contribution and dedication to the industry and to show our gratitude to their services. We are delighted to announce this year’s list of Honorary Fellows and look forward to celebrating their achievements at the industry at the BIID Conference in June.”

The BIID conference will feature a full day programme, exploring themes of cultural, social and individual identity in interior design.

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