Lagos State partners with IDAN to host The International Federation of Interior Architects/ Designers (IFI) and World Design Congress

[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he Interior Designers Association of Nigeria (IDAN) which is the professional body for Interior Designers and related industry support in Nigeria, has won the bid to host The International Federation of Interior Architects/ Designers (IFI) World Design Congress and the 28th General Assembly (GA).

With the active support of Lagos State Government as the co-host of this prestigious event, Africa and the rest of the World will converge to celebrate and explore Art and Design from a local perspective. The event is scheduled to hold at the Federal Palace hotel from November 9th – 12th 2017 .

“IDAN is proud to be hosting key personalities from the Design World here in Nigeria. We are passionate about building a viable identity that can promote the exportation of Nigerian Art, Culture and Design”

-Titi Ogunfere, IDAN President

The IFI General Assembly and World Design Congress is the largest congregation of Interior Designers biennally, with 500 foreign delegates attending from all over the globe each time.

Expected at the Congress and Festival are distinguished, knowledgeable international and regional speakers such as; Sir David Adjaye OBE, Kunlé Adeyemi, Carol Becker, Lou Yongq and Alfredo Brillembourg who will be sharing vital experiences on  creative identity.

This year’s IFI General Assembly & World Design Congress will open with The African Culture & Design Festival themed: THIS IS AFRICA. The festival will celebrate 100 years of African Art and Design, focusing on Traditional African Arts, Modern and Contemporary African Art and Design.

From the left: Omon Anenih Mordi: Past IDAN Secretary-General, Ekuah Abudu: IDAN BOT Chairman, Titi Ogufere: IDAN President, Tola Akerele: IDAN Secretary-General, Ronke Ashaye: Curator of the ACDF Traditional Art Pavilion: Corporate Communications Manager, Sterling Bank Tomi Ajakaiye at the official announcement of the African Culture and Design Festival in Lagos.

Director of the festival Titi Ogufere will be curating the design pavilion alongside other pavilions to be curated by Bisi Silva, Azu Nwagbogu and Ronke Ashaye.

THIS IS AFRICA will celebrate African Art and Design with Nigeria in the spotlight, providing a platform for artists and designers to redefine the narrative surrounding African creative talents. It will not only establish Lagos as a cultural hub, but it will also promote the continent by exposing, redefining, rebranding and creating awareness of Africa’s homegrown creative talents.

LAGOS STATE is happy to support this remarkable event which is in line with his Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s agenda in making Lagos state a cultural hub; one to rival other design capitals around the world. To register for this event Please visit or call Ife on 08182727091. For media enquires please contact Robert Taylor Media on 08182537351 or email


Established  in 2007 to address the major problems that exist in the interior design industry in Nigeria, IDAN has grown to become the single largest association of industry stakeholders in West Africa with thousands of members across the region. IDAN strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, demonstrate and celebrate the power of collaboration amongst artisans in related industries.


IFI is the global voice and authority for professional Interior Architects/Designers. It is the singular international federating body for Interior Architecture/Design organizations. Founded in 1963 as a non-profit to expand the international network of professional Interior Architects/Designers, IFI represents close to a quarter million designers, educators and industry stakeholders in the international design community in all continents, collectively representing practicing Interior Architects/Designers worldwide.

IFI acts as a global forum for the exchange and development of knowledge and experience, in worldwide education, research and practice. IFI connects the international community to further the impact, influence and application of the design of interiors, promote global social responsibility, and raise the status of the profession worldwide.

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