With a background in architecture and a long career with SJB Interiors in Sydney, Kirsten Stanisich has designed and overseen many significant projects. In recognition of this, the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) has announced that now she has been inducted into the 2019 DIA Halle of Fame.

Stanisich has made a contribution to the practice of interior design and interior architecture in NSW through her leadership roles, creative output and active participation in the DIA.

She was a board director and NSW president of the DIA from 2012 to 2014 and in 2018, established a new practice, Richards Stanisich with Jonathan Richards.

The DIA Hall of Fame is an enduring record of the pioneers, ambassadors and contributors to the Australian design industry. It showcases Australia’s design visionaries, leaders and unsung heroes and celebrates their significant contribution to Australia’s economic development and cultural identity.

DIA National President, Claire Beale FDIA, says: “We pride ourselves on acknowledging the diversity and contribution of Australian designers to global design, and the benefits that they have offered through their work to the broader community.”

“The DIA Hall of Fame program is nominations based and peer assessed, so we encourage the industry to assist us in recognising and celebrating those unsung Australian design heroes.”

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