DIA inducts Rob Backhouse to Hall of Fame

Chairman, Principal, Head of Design, and now Hall of Fame inductee at the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), Rob Backhouse goes by a number of titles.

The DIA Hall of Fame showcases and celebrates design leaders and their significant contribution to Australia's design industry, its economic development, and cultural identity. This year, seven designers have been selected to join the program, including Rob Backhouse.

Rob is a long standing member of the Design Institute of Australia and received a Fellowship of the DIA in 2011, as well as Interior Desing Excellence Awards (IDEA) Gold Medal in 2017 for his enduring contributions to Australia's design culture.

Currently working on his PhD at RMIT University, Rob has chaired a number of juries for the Australian Interior Design Awards and is a Fellow for the International Federation of Interior Architects / Designers.

The DIA Hall of Fame presentations will take place at the National Gallery of Victoria in March 2020.

Location

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
Melbourne, Australia

Date

March 10, 2020

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2020 DIA Hall of Fame Inductee // Robert Backhouse FDIA is Chairman, Principal and Head of Design at international design and architecture practice Hassell and has been instrumental in shaping the company’s ambitious design culture. He has participated on and chaired juries for Australian Interior Design Awards, received a Gold Medal in the 2017 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for his enduring contributions to Australia’s design culture and is a Fellow of International Federation of Interior Architects / Designers (IFI). He is a long standing and engaged member of the Design Institute of Australia and received a Fellowship of the DIA in 2011. Book tickets to the DIA Hall of Fame at the National Gallery of Victoria, on Friday 20 March, 6pm. This event is free for DIA Members > http://bit.ly/39hzrPj Photo by Earl Carter #voiceofdesign #diahalloffame #interiordesign

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