Designer Buying Power Added to Industry Fact Book

June 18, 2007

Washington - The newly updated and expanded edition of the popular ASID publication, The Interior Design Profession: Facts and Figures, includes a new section on the buying power of interior designers. Drawing on industry surveys, it reveals the dollar buying volume of interior designers and their specification of products in various categories. 

"We have receive many requests from designers and industry since we published the first edition of Facts and Figures in 2004, asking for information about interior designers' buying power and specification preferences," says Michael Berens, director of research and knowledge resources for ASID. "The new section was added in response to those requests. This information is not widely available anywhere else."

Unique to ASID, Facts and Figures brings together in one place information and data about all aspects of the interior design profession in the United States and Canada, including design practice (e.g., number and distribution of designers, design firms, salary information, design specialties); design legislation (type of legislation, scope of legislation, number of registered designers, agencies and boards); and design education (number and distribution of programs, CIDA-accredited vs. non-accredited, faculty and their credentials, students and graduates). It also looks at recent trends in the design industry and how the media cover design, and includes a directory of interior design and related professional associations and organizations.

To order a copy of The Interior Design Profession: Facts and Figures, visit the ASID Web site at

About ASID
ASID is a community of people-designers, industry representatives, educators and students-committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people's lives. Its more than 38,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 Chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more about ASID, visit

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