About NIL

The Norwegian Association of Interior Architects and Furniture Designers (NIL) is a national NGO organizing interior architects and furniture designers who have completed an MA. NIL was founded in 1945. Only members of NIL can use MNIL (Member of NIL) in his or her title.
http://www.nil.no/sites/default/files/medlemmer/nil1/mnil_logo.jpg - the quality stamp of the industry

NIL secures the professional and legal interests of our members and works to promote the profession and its visibility.


The purpose of the association

Business idea
Interior architects and furniture designers MNIL create value for the public and the private. We enhance the client identity and develop social, aesthetic and functional spaces.

Overarching goal
At all times, interior architects and furniture designers MNIL are to be the preferable co-partner when planning and developing space, furnishing and furniture.

Our tasks

  • Secure the professional and legal interests of the members
  • Contribute to a high level of quality in Norwegian interior architecture and furniture design
  • Be the spokesman of interior architects and furniture designers


The members of NIL have in depth expertise in

  • Interior architecture
  • Planning of interiors, both public and private, in both new and old buildings
  • Design of furniture and other artifacts for interiors
  • Design for individual projects and for industrial production
  • Universal design


Interior architect MNIL:

  • Works professionally with interior architecture – with a unique understanding for the use and experience of space
  • Develops concepts from a professional point of view, which represents the identity and requirements of the client
  • Contributes with technical knowledge to secure functional, aesthetical and durable solutions
  • Asks the right questions at the right time based on insight and process knowledge
  • Works as the connector and mediator between the client and the building process
  • With the NIL code of conduct as a backdrop, the interior architect MNIL is the client’s independent adviser


Furniture designer MNIL:

  • The human being plays a central part and is the starting point for a human approach to form in the design process
  • Has a clear focus on quality, durability and environment
  • Has a strong sense of form, and has the ability to see connections between man, objects and space
  • Defines the challenges, makes this problem concrete, and finds a solution through dialog with the end users
  • Possesses the tools and knowledge needed to carry out design processes, from idea to the physical end product
  • With the NIL code of conduct as a backdrop, the furniture designer MNIL is the client’s independent adviser