Des Laubscher | Vice President | South Africa
"The greatest potential for design in the world today is in Africa, a continent with 1, 2 billion people who need design to improve the quality of life for all. During my short term on the ico-D board I have been building a network of individual designers across the continent in collaboration with Cumulus and I hope to extend this growth in the next term of the ico-D board. I also have the potential to bring many more interior architecture professionals to the table. My international experience in this regard spans two and a half decades."
Prof. Des Laubscher
Vice President | Greenside, South Africa


Des Laubscher is a Past President and Fellow of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers.(IFI) He wrote the federations position paper on Social Responsibility. He founded and is a Past President of the African Institute for the Interior Design Professions.(IID)

Des conceived, organised and coordinated the Cumulus Education Conference for art, design and new media in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2014. The theme of the conference was ‘Design with the Other 90%’. 174 delegates attended including 104 from other countries.

He has presented papers around the world on many design issues and is an acclaimed international speaker.