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Diana Celella

MA Interior Design, Unit Leader

Diana Celella is an international award-winning designer, Director of The Drawing Room Interiors, Associate Consultant Hammond Care, Dementia Choice, as well as being past President of SBID and past Chairman of the Healthcare Design Panel (HDAC).    

She works in the commercial interior sector, specialising in healthcare projects, from care homes and dental practices to assisted living and retirement villages. Diana is recognised throughout the industry as an expert in implementing evidence-based design.  

She has 35 years of deep industry knowledge, coupled with an analytical and detail-oriented approach. This equips Diana to understand the needs of the most discerning clients and audiences, delivering an experience rooted in customer service, integrity and expertise.  

Her creative and design skills make her a keen advocate for her clients, proactively seeking out new ways to enhance her services and continually attain excellence, with client satisfaction the ultimate objective. 

Diana is an Interior Design Lecturer, a position inspired by her desire to share her designing knowledge and skills, and a member of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID). 

Diana's career highlights

  • Being named West Midland Woman of the Year in 2016 for her contributions to Design Education. This was an amazing honour as Diana is passionate about improving professionalism though continual learning and personal development.
  • Winning three international awards in 2020 for a project for Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, which involved redesigning part of the New Earswick Garden village in York, UK.
  • Being President of the Society of British and International Interiors Designers from 2018-2019. This was a fantastic opportunity to collaborate on university courses to encourage a closer link with education and industry.

"The MA in Interior Design is a fantastic opportunity for creative individuals to increase their knowledge and career prospects within the industry."

Diana Celalla, MA Interior Design Unit Leader

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