TIDA, previously 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 Thai 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 establishing its operations and framework over the following years, the President and the committee members resolved to change the association’s name to the “Thailand Interior Designers' Association” in 1987 with further responsibilities to manage and accredit study courses in Interior Design from the various institutions and academies in line with similar overseas institutions. As a result, the association has established an international network of academics and professionals that work together cooperatively to maintain professional Interior Design standards and practice.
Following Khun Manus Rakjais term as its first president, the following people have served TIDA in that role:
- Khun Sathien Swadiraksa - 2nd - 3rd term (1987 – 1991)
- Khun Rirk-rit Kaewvichien - 4th - 5th term (1991 – 1995)
- Khun Panpilai Baiyok - 6th - 8th term (1995 – 2001)
- Khun Thinnakorn Rujinarong - 9th - 10th term (2001 – 2006)
- Khun Methinee Suwannaboon 11th - 15th term (2006 – 2016)
- Khun Vipavadee Patpongpibul 16th - present term (2016 – present)
TIDA is now also a respected member of a number of international interior design association including ~ Asia Pacific Space Designers Association (APSDA) and ~ Asia Interior Design Institute Association (AIDIA).
TIDA has since 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, as well as interior design and architecture firms in Thailand. TIDA remains an active and respected organization that functions as one of the leading voices of the profession within the broader local and international community. As such, both the organization and its members are recognized internationally, as evidenced during 2014-2015 when TIDA was honored to preside over the Asia Interior Design Institute Association (AIDIA).