TIDA, previously known as the “ Interior Decoration Association of Thailand“ was established in 1985 by Professor Jakra Siripanich, former Dean of the Faculty of Interior Decoration, Silpakorn University in conjunction with other professors and interior designers from various institutions. At the inaugural board meeting on 8 September 1985, Committee Members elected Khun Manus Rakjai as the first President of the Association. After carrying out their duties for a number of years, the President and the committee

members resolved to change the association’s name to the “Thailand Interior Designer’s Association” with further responsibilities to manage and accredit study courses in Interior Design from various institutions and academies in line with overseas institutions. On that basis, the association has established an international network of academics and professionals which work together cooperatively to maintain professional standards and practice.

Subsequent to Khun Manus Rakjais term as first president, the following people have served in that role:

- Khun Sathien Swadiraksa - 2nd – 3rd term (1987 – 1991)
- Khun Rirk-rit Kaewvichien - 4th – 5th term (1991 – 1995)
- Khun Panpilai Baiyok - 6th – 7th term (1995 – 2001),
- Khun Thinnakorn Rujinarong - 8th - 9th term (year 2001 – 2006)
- Khun Methinee Suwannaboon 10 - 12th term (year 2006 – 2015).

TIDA established the “TIDA Professional Standard in Interior Architecture and Design Practice B.E. 2551” that guides the standard of Professional Conduct for all members including Interior Designers, Interior Architects, Academics, and interior design/architecture firms. TIDA is also a member of international interior design association including The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI), Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance (APSDA), Asia Interior Design Institute Association (AIDIA).

TIDA has established itself as an active and respected organization that functions as a leading voice of the profession within the broader local and international community and as such is recognized internationally to the benefit of its members. During 2014-2015, TIDA has been honored to preside Asia Interior Design Institute Association (AIDIA).

TIDA Roles & Responsibilities

TIDA has strong goals and visions to consolidate and enhance its position locally and internationally. Regular activities are held to support & develop the Interior Design Profession & Industry to the benefit of Thai society & the nation. Our policy is to aid our membership to provide the highest level of professional services and conduct through a unified and ethical professional body recognized for its leadership and creativity to the benefit of the broader community.

TIDA objectives are listed below

1) Providing a professional association for Interior Architects and Designers;
2) Promoting academic and professional exploration, field studies and research relating to the interior design profession;
3) Circulating academic knowledge & profiles in order to reinforce member’s contributions to the profession to public and government bodies, and private businesses;
4) Facilitating and maintaining the essence of Thai cultures relating to interior design matters.
5) Promoting the unity & friendship amongst the membership.
6) Act as a Communication Centre for the membership regarding the coordination of academic & professional supports.