Summing it up

Summing it up

So, here we are again. It’s the time of the year to evaluate, compile and share with you CID’s always much-anticipated list of the 50 most influential professionals who have been leading the region’s interior design industry over the past 12 months.

READ MORE: Commercial Interior Design Top 50 2016

As with any professional ranking, it is quite difficult and challenging to measure someone’s influence, especially within a creative and vibrant industry such as interior design. Taking into account both quality and quantity of work, this year we made the evaluation process more structured. We assessed each body of work over the previous 12 months, but also took into account projects for next year. We also asked a wide range of questions in an effort to minimise subjectivity.

Tastes are not comparable, but one thing was easy for us to measure and evaluate for each individual on this list. And that is their day-to-day involvement and commitment to establishing the region’s design industry on a global scale.

As it did last year, the list continues to evolve, highlighting new talent as it emerges across the industry. This list is not about CID’s favourites or about individuals we personally like, it is about the work that inspires and – above all – raises the bar.

If you feel you’ve been overlooked, please don’t hesitate to contact me ( and make your case for next year.

Once again, thank you for your support.

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