The Design Institute of Australia announces the induction of eight notable Australian designers into the DIA Hall of Fame.

The Australian designers were inducted into the DIA Hall of Fame at a recent ceremony in Sydney hosted by Joanne Cys LFDIA, a DIA Past National President and Chair of the DIA Design Hall of Fame Committee, and James Harper FDIA, current DIA National President.

The DIA Hall of Fame recognises designers from throughout Australia who have made an important and notable contribution to the Australian design profession.

The latest DIA Hall of Fame inductees included:

  • Mark Armstrong: industrial designer and founding principal of leading Australian design consultancy, Blue Sky.
  • Peter Gacesa: businessman and design professional of three decades
  • Ann Gyngell: well known Sydney-based interior designer, architect, landscape designer and columnist 
  • George Kr├ál (inducted posthumously): Melbourne graphic and interior designer
  • John and Roslynne Moriarty: founders of indigenous design and strategy company Jumbana Group and the contemporary design studio Balarinji;
  • Marc Newson: widely recognised Australian designers
  • Pia Ruggeri: interior designer and founder of Pia Francesca Design Pty Ltd.

An Honorary DIA Fellowship was also awarded on the night to Sydney Mayor Clover Moore in recognition of her support of the importance of design in the city’s development.

The DIA congratulates all new DIA Hall of Fame inductees. The latest inductees now bring to 91 the total number of designers in the DIA’s Hall of Fame.

Full details of each inductee’s citation and history can be found online at the DIA website, along with all previous Hall of Fame recipients.