Stone Federation are delighted to announce that the Society for British and International Design are the sponsor for the Interiors category at the Natural Stone Awards 2018.

This is the second year that SBID have sponsored the event, which last year saw 350 architects, designers, contractors, local authorities and natural stone industry firms.

The Interiors category is open to any project that uses natural stone within an interior setting, including domestic, commercial and high-end residential. 

The Society of British and International Design (SBID) is the professional body registered in the UK to accredit professionals in interior design. In Brussels, at the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA), they are the British professional body and representative for interior design. They also provide the route to market for universal interior design education in the UK through the European Charter of Education.

They regulate and promote the interior design profession for their members; maintain the highest educational and professional shared standards; protect clients and consumers via a strict international code of ethics and conduct and provide impartial advice and guidance for their accredited professionals. They consult around the world to improve and progress the profession of interior design and lobby government for improvement where relevant.

The Federation are delighted to have the support of SBID for the Natural Stone Awards as the two organisations have a strong working relationship, providing added value through connection and information to both memberships.

The Natural Stone Awards is a biennial event set up by Stone Federation and has established itself as the most prestigious awards event in the natural stone industry calendar.  The Awards celebrate and recognise the excellence of design in natural stone projects from across the industry.  Each year the Awards see work from throughout the British Isles entered across the various categories.

The Awards provide a chance for the industry to showcase the wide range of applications possible with natural stone and to demonstrate that it is the ideal building material, providing architects, designers and clients with a sustainable, durable and attractive end product.

The Natural Stone Awards are split into nine categories, each celebrating and showcasing a different aspect of the natural stone industry.

The aim is to showcase the versatility of this fantastic, natural material and in so doing to inspire architects, designers, clients and specifiers with unique ideas for their own projects.  The categories are New Build – Modern Style Stone Cladding, New Build – Traditional Style Stonemasonry, Repair & Restoration, Interiors, Landscaping, Craftsmanship, Carving, Lettering & Sculpture, Technology Innovation and Sustainability. 

The Natural Stone Awards Ceremony is held in London on Friday 7th December, 2018, and will see 300 architects, designers, local authorities, contractors, specifiers, clients and natural stone firms gather for a day of celebrating the very best that the industry has to offer, as well taking advantage of the first-class networking opportunities. 

Booking will open shortly for the Natural Stone Awards Ceremony.  To register your interest in attending, please email