Most people think interior designers are creatives who make a dull space look nice. This is not the case at all. The video gives deep insight into the challenges, complexities, and importance of this profession. The first thing to know is that interior designers must be licensed.
They must pass a professional qualification exam. But before they can take this test, they must have an accredited university degree and many years of field experience.
While engineers and architects are responsible for many components of developing a new building, their expertise does not cover everything. Designers are responsible for components such as interior partitions, corridors, circulation, suspended ceilings, overheads, lighting, fixtures, and furniture. They must ensure all these features meet minimum safety standards and building code requirements. At the same time, they must ensure that the space is functional and economical.
Fire safety is especially important. Making a space takes more than the installation of fire alarms and sprinklers. Walls, ceilings, and other surfaces must be built with the appropriate materials. Wood, carpet, and textiles must meet flammability and fire resistance ratings. Designers must also know what ratings apply in which situations. On top of all this, they must ensure the spaces they build are accessible to people with disabilities.
In short, being an interior designer requires a great deal of knowledge and experience.