2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the South Australian/Northern Territory Design Institute of Australia Awards. It has long been a strongly supported and successful event in SA, which has launched many careers and lauded many established firms. Originally founded as the Society of Designers for Industry in 1947, the Design Institute of Australia also turns 70 this year. The DIA supports the design disciplines of interior architecture/design, graphic design and illustration, furniture design, industrial design and product design.
This year, an awards subcommittee of the DIA SA Chapter has been created, made up of industry professionals, who are passionate about creating a memorable and revitalised awards program. The awards night will be held on the 25th of November and is set to be bigger and better than ever. The night will provide accolades to South Australian’s best in the industries of interior architecture, graphic design, furniture and product design. In addition, to commemorate 25 years of the awards, 25 South Australian Design Icons from the past and present will be celebrated for their contribution to the design industry.