The Bermuda Society of Interior Designers (BSID) was founded in 1979 , by the islands' group of practising professional Interior Designers. BSID initially was formed to create a social network for Designers on the island while promoting the profession as a whole. Its early functions included creating the framework for the standards of practise on the island. Over time the BSID has been invited to participate in regulatory initiatives:
Over time the BSID has been invited to participate in regulatory initiatives:
- National Training Board "standards setting" for the profession
- Department of Planning's Building Code Review Panel
- Department of immigration - Work Permits for Overseas Consultants
BSID has professional and associate interior designers as members representing all areas of specialty in interior design, such as: corporate, residential, retail and hospitality. A new membership, the Industry Alliance was created in 1996 to represent individuals or companies engaged in the manufacture or supply of furnishings and materials, contractors, as well as businesses that offer related services to the interior design industry.
Throughout it's almost 30 year history the BSID has raised funds for scholarships, education and community projects along with educating the public in all aspects of interior design including public health, welfare and life safety.