Former Provost Imre Molnar and Chair of Transportation Design, Bryon Fitzpatrick were honored at the Oct. 3 event for their commitment design and design education. Felicia Molnar and her family were on hand to accept the posthumous award for her husband who passed away earlier this year.
First established in the late 1990s, the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Hall of Fame is an important online repository of Australia’s design history and notable designers.
A national committee from the DIA annually selects noteworthy Australian designers and design industry figures for induction into the Hall of Fame, which includes designers from all states and all categories of design practice.
“Induction into the DIA Hall of Fame is one of the highest accolades offered by the Design Institute of Australia,” said James Harper FDIA, the national president of the DIA. “It signifies a major contribution to the Australian design industry and acknowledges design leaders across all disciplines.”