Interior Architecture Students Participate in IIDA’s Design Mix 2019


On Saturday, March 30th the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) South  Florida Chapter hosted its 19th annual Design Mix event. Students and faculty members from FIU’s Department of Interior Architecture embraced their inner circus character and participated in “Peculiarium: Design’s Greatest Show!”.

This year’s theme flashed back to the vintage circus era dating back to the 1700’s and featured entertainment such as clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more.

IIDA’s Design Mix is a fundraising gala that become a favorite event throughout the years amongst students and the design community alike.  The event pairs designers and product manufacturers in a challenge to utilize the manufacturer’s product in the design of clothing outfit. This year, the imaginative creations were exhibited at a gala fashion show event held at the Miami Scottish Rite on Saturday, March 30th

A panel of judges critique 29 team submissions and awarded prizes in different categories. FIU’s Interior Architecture students and manufacturer Crossville Tile collaborated and brought home an award for Best Design Detail!

The focus of Design Mix is to pair industry members with design firms in a joint effort to fabricate a wearable garment and participate in a fashion show. The event’s purpose is to fund interior design student awards and legislation advocacy efforts.

We are proud of our students, their creativity, and their dedication!


Crossville Tile + FIU Interior Architecture

Yaileen Obregon [team leader]
Amanda Bodes
Jonae Cromartie
Brianna Mckenzie
Gabriella Moreira
Anya Savain
Gianna Suarez

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