ASID Sees Strong Recovery in the Design Industry

As the world continues to feel the impact of COVID-19, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has been monitoring the resiliency of interior design during these times of disruption. The just-released 2021 ASID Interior Design Resiliency Report represents part two of a multi-phase research study conducted with Benjamin Moore, that began in 2020. The 2021 edition further investigates the pandemic’s impact, as well as the design profession’s experience, response, and recovery, and identifies new ideas to push the industry and profession beyond a state of recovery and into a state of flourishing.

“The continued impact of the pandemic on the interior design industry and on our professional and personal life is undeniable,” explains ASID Vice President, Research and Knowledge, Susan Chung, Ph.D. “As we carry on and learn how to navigate through adjustments and change, we hope that designers can use the Resiliency Report and apply it to their practices and that it will provide them with the knowledge and skills that can better serve our ever-changing environment.”

At the beginning of the pandemic, ASID saw the importance of tracking the strength, significance, and resiliency of interior design during major disruption and designed a multi-year research study. The first phase of the study in 2020 focused on agility and adaptability in the face of disruption, while this second phase in 2021 examined the industry and the profession’s strength during recovery. The 2021 Resiliency Report tracks interior design performance in adversity and reports on best practices for continued and improved resilience, with special concentration on how the interior design community has pivoted to address changes and how design has evolved and innovated during this disruptive period.

When surveying designers and other industry respondents, the study centered on the progress of the industry, explorations of change, how to see beyond recovery and thrive, and the best practices and lessons learned during COVID-19.

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