New York School of Interior Design

100 Years of Interior Design, 1916-2016  

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"Ever since the dawn of history, when man decorated the stone walls of his cave with drawings and paintings, he has been interested in the appearance of his home. Modern man's desire to make his home attractive is as strong as that of his cave-man ancestor. This desire has given rise to the fascinating business of interior decorating. Many decorators today have the delightful task of making life more pleasant by creating pleasant places to live in. Interior decroating is not only fun but profitable as well. It is little wonder that thousands of men and women have chosen their life-work in this absorbing field." From "Decorating as a Career," c. 1940, NYSID Archive 

Founded in 1916, New York School of Interior Design has been leading the study of interior design for a century. What began as a handful of students in a single course of training is now a thriving nonprofit, accredited college offering certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs for students at all stages of their careers. We have more than 600 students studying residential and commercial interior design, with specialties in sustainable design, lighting, and healthcare interiors. Our small class size and sharp focus assure that our students receive personal attention from our dedicated faculty, and that they go on to practice at the highest levels of the profession. We will be celebrating our 100th anniversary with series of events and initiatives throughout the year that pay tribute to our rich history, our role in the development of the field, and the great opportunities for the future. We look forward to you taking part in the celebration. 

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2016 is a momentous year for NYSID—at 100 years old we are ranked the #1 interior design program in the U.S.! We are grateful to the individuals, families, foundations, and corporations whose participation and generous gifts and grants made this possible. As the year ends, we hope you will consider giving to our annual fund, especially to the NYSID Centennial Scholarship Fund, to help aspiring designers reach for their dream careers and help NYSID continue to lead in our second century. You can donate online or download this form and send your gift by mail. Thank you for your continued support of NYSID and we wish you a happy and healthy new year!


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