Susie Rumbold

Tessuto Interiors

Susie is the Founder and Creative Director of Tessuto, a successful, multidisciplinary design studio, based in London, and a Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design.

Established in 1993, Tessuto is an award winning, technically advanced, full service, architectural interior design studio with experience across a variety of industry sectors. Tessuto have successfully completed commissions ranging from luxury, private client residential work, high end multi residential sales developments, prestigious single house developments and large scale PRS schemes to hospitality, workplace and other commercial projects.

They also specialise in the restoration of heritage buildings, including grade 1 listed, and have completed projects abroad, most recently in Japan. Susie has a special interest in residential design for Aging in Place and qualified as a specialist practitioner in this field with the US based National Association of Home Builders in 2020.

Susie is regularly approached for expert commentary on interior design issues and appears frequently in the national and trade media. She is also in-demand as a speaker on interior design, hosting a monthly podcast on interior design industry issues, giving talks and chairing discussions at design events across the country.

She is a judge for the British Homes Awards, the Northern Design Awards, the CEDIA Technology Awards and the BIID Interior Design Awards, and she is the industry representative for the National Design Academy, currently sitting on their degree validation committee at De Montfort University. She is still active within the British Institute of Interior Design and has recently assisted in the development of a suite of Interior Design Professional Services contracts in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

She undertakes expert witness work acting for the courts as an impartial adviser for clients and designers in professional negligence disputes, and has recently authored the BIID Project Book, an authoritative work on professional practice for interior designers published by the RIBA.