In this interview, Tomi Bamgbelu, Creative Director of SpazioIdeale, speaks on the interior design industry, its impact on the future of work, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. She also charges organisations to be intentional with their office spaces, to improve employee productivity.
1). What is your take on the current state of Nigeria’s interior design and space transformation industry?
The interior design and space transformation industry in Nigeria is evolving and has gained some momentum but it is not quite Uhuru. Compared to developed countries and the likes of South Africa on the continent skilled in interior design, Nigeria has a long way to go.
There is a growing awareness among Millennials, baby boomers, and even Gen Z about the need for interior designers able to create a contemporary ambience in their offices and homes. However, this interest is still low and prevalent in a few segments of society, such as the middle, upper class, and commercial segments of society.