Design for Diversity

Design for Diversity is an initiative that aims to diversify the design industry, created by interior designer Rukmini Patel @rukminipatelineriordesign along with journalist Kate Watson Smyth @madaboutthehouse who saw the need for change and acted.

Design for Diversity is not intended as a complete solution, but to encourage a move for change in the design world. Claire Gaudion is a small business, but we believe that everyone can make a difference. We are proud to take this pledge and play our part to diversify the industry.


Design for Diversity



We pledge that our channels – our websites, blogs and social media – will at all times endeavour to include people of every colour, gender and sexuality.​


We pledge to seek out Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates to interview for roles that arise in our businesses. We will always hire the best person for the job, but we will endeavour to bring more diverse candidates through the process. We stop short of positive discrimination and we reject tokenism.


We pledge that any events we hold – be they panel discussions or talks, dinners, receptions, or media events – will endeavour to include people of all colours and genders​.