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31 Oct 2017   dfm

Prof. Des Laubscher elected onto the International Council of Design Executive Board

At the recent 27th General Assembly of the International Council of Design, ico-D, held in Montréal, Canada, Prof Des Laubscher from South Africa was elected onto the Executive Board of this prestigious council as a Vice President. Ico-D represents the interests of Professional, Promotional and Educational members on design matters in 68 countries around the world.

Co-founder of the South African Institute for the Interior Design Professionals, IID, Des is also a Past President and Fellow of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers and a past Board Member and Fellow of Design for the World, a humanitarian international design organisation based in Barcelona, Spain.

With this latest accolade he becomes the first South African to serve on three international design boards and probably one of less than a handful who have achieved this internationally. 





15 Sep 2016   admin

10 Percent 2016

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14 Oct 2016   admin

The Principles of Good Multimedia Design

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