The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) elected Sue Timney as its new President for the year 2012/13 to take over from Diana Yakeley.
"Diana has been a brilliant President for the last year, and has really pushed the Institute forward leaps and bounds," commented Sue. "I am honored to be elected as the Institute's new President and I am extremely excited looking forward to the year ahead. We will be introducing initiatives to support increased professionalism in our industry and boost the profile and value of interior design."
Sue is an influential interior designer who has worked in Britain, Europe and Japan for over 30 years, creating projects that celebrate her own brand of exotic classicism. She is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art. Her interior design work covers all aspects of contemporary design, both commercial and residential, in the UK and abroad.
In the early eighties, Sue opened the first Timney-Fowler shop in London, with her collection of furnishing fabrics and wallpaper. Her signature style of black and white Neo-Classical designs has a distinctive look recognisable throughout the world. She has worked with a range of designers and brands including Sir Paul Smith, Joseph Ettedgui, Barneys in New York, Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg and many more.
Sue set up the interior design division of Timney-Fowler in 1990, launching Sue Timney Limited in 2002 and the next year opening the Sue Timney showroom at 331 Portobello Road, London. More recently, she was commissioned by The Rug Company in London to design carpets. Sue was also appointed a trustee of The Laura Ashley Foundation and last year The House of Fraser launched the Timney brand for fashion and home. 2011 and 2012 also saw Sue's work represented in the 'Post Modernism 1970-1990' and the 'British Design: Innovation in the Modern Age' exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Sue steps up from her role as President Elect and Education Director on the BIID Council. Other BIID members elected to Council include Dan Hopwood who joins as CPD Director, Debra McQuin as Marketing Director and Helen Keighley who was co-opted onto council as Education Director.