Susie Rumbold

Creative Director, Tessuto Interiors


Susie Rumbold is Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID). Susie is a longstanding member of the Institute and became BIID President after holding several key roles including CPD Director and Vice President. She now works closely with Charles Leon, President of the BIID, to ensure continuity on Council.

As BIID president, Susie oversaw the launch of the Institute's online learning platform The BIID Knowledge Hub, and was responsible for helping to raise the profile of the BIID as the UK’s preeminent industry voice for professional interior designers at home and abroad, also masterminding the formation of the Institute’s first international chapter in Japan.

Susie is the Founder and Creative Director of Tessuto, a successful, multidisciplinary design studio, based in London. Established in 1993, Susie has built up a prestigious portfolio of commercial and private clients. Her practice specialises in both the design of large residential developments for the sales and private rental sectors, and luxury homes for private clients.

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, giving talks and chairing discussions at design events across the country.

Prior to her career in interior design, Susie worked for 7 years as a Merchandiser on the buying team of the international fashion retailer, Topshop.

Susie was born and educated in Melbourne, Australia. She has a Diploma in Education from the State College of Victoria and a Graduate Certificate in Management (Retail) from the London Institute. She is married with one daughter and lives in central London.
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