Prof Des Laubscher


NDip Interior Design

Des Laubscher is presently a director of Greenside Design Center. He is also a Past President of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, a federation representing the interests of 60 000 designers worldwide in 43 countries. Des is also a Fellow of Design for The World, a multi disciplinary organisation concerned with humanitarian aspects of design based in Barcelona, Spain. In 2007 Des was elected President of the South African Institute for the Interior Design Professions (IID). Additionally in 2001 he was appointed a Visiting Professor of Design at Nottingham Trent University because of his achievements in promoting socially responsible design on an international design level. His appointment was vetted by designers in Sweden, Denmark, Australia, Korea and Ireland. Des Laubscher has also presented papers on many design issues in many countries around the world, such as Korea, Japan, Australia, Bali, China, Spain, Denmark, England, Brazil, Mexico and the USA, to mention a few. He has also been a juror for many design competitions locally and internationally. Des has recently been appointed onto the Advisory Board of DESIGN 21: Social Design Network, who in partnership with UNESCO, explore relationships between design and society. He is also on the Advisory Board of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, and is currently the African and Middle East liaison for the federation.