IFI President-Elect for 2014-2015

The IFI President and Executive Board are proud to share  the announcement of Sebastiano Renari as the nominee for President-Elect for the 2014-2015 Board Term.

Mr. Renari brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the 2014-2015 IFI Board. And, with his term as President of Associazione Italiana Progettisti d’Interni (AIPI) ending in May, he will be able to focus his full energy to the very important and on going and strategic work of the next IFI Board.

Mr. Renari boasts a noteworthy record of contribution to the development of the Interiors profession both within and beyond Italy. In addition to three successful decades as Founder and Principle of Nuccio Raneri Design Studio, he has, as Vice-President and teacher at the Polidesign Consortium of Politecnico in Milan, worked to develop vocational training and establish standards for Interior Design professional qualification. He holds a diploma in Technical Design with a specialization in Interior Design and Interior Decoration from the OPQAI in Paris.

As a matter of introduction, please find below a statement from Mr. Renari regarding his nomination:

Sebastiano Renari“I’ve always seen IFI as a reference for all interior designers, and as a means to let the designer grow culturally and professionally through the comparison of different cultures all over the world. IFI also shows the right way to create a system.

Perhaps the most difficult part of undertaking any new direction for an organization, is its implementation. The steps you carry from ideas to paper and into real life will affect the way our organization communicates, cooperates, and collaborates in the future. If voted for, the next board will be tasked with implementing a new structure that realigns the global connections our membership values and positions IFI for greater relevance as a 21st century INGO. That’s hard enough when everyone is on the same page—but getting people motivated to change, or even just getting their attention, can make it even harder. Implementation is a journey, not an event. It takes deliberate management which I hope my fellow board members and I will be execute successfully.


IFI MUST remain singularly focused on helping to develop, elevate, and globally coalesce the Interior Architecture/Design discipline. It is with this in mind that, with this platform, I will continue to help further integrate and grow our European and global members under the banner of IFI.


If we work hard and we all believe in this, within the next three years this could be a reality. Getting this aim means working with humility, professionalism and competence. With support and enthusiasm of the whole membership we will be able to accomplish great things for IFI and the Interiors discipline worldwide.”
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