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IDC mourns the passing of Robert Ledingham

  bob-ledingham_photo.bmpIt is with extreme sadness that we inform you that Robert (Bob) Ledingham passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. 

As one of Canada's top interior designers his contribution to our profession was immeasurable.  Bob was a visionary, a leader in the true sense of the word, and a consummate gentleman. 

Bob was one of Canada's most celebrated interior designers, with more than two decades of experience in the corporate, hospitality, and retail sectors. He was widely recognized throughout his distinguished career. He is the recipient of more than 30 awards for his designs, including several City of Vancouver Heritage Awards, for his contribution to heritage design, and was inducted to Western Living magazine's Hall of Fame.

Robert was consistently involved with the arts community and charitable institutions, as a board member and benefactor. Colleagues praised him as a dedicated, committed supporter and a voice of reason for the interior design profession and respective business communities.

In 2011, Bob was awarded the prestigious 2011 Leadership Award of Excellence by the Interior Design Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC), Interior Designers of Canada (IDC), and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

IDC president, David Gibbons, reflected on Bob’s impact on the industry: "Robert has been instrumental in the advancement of the profession locally, nationally, and internationally. His role in the development of the interior design professional accreditation process, along with his numerous awards and professional accolades, make him a leader in the interior design community."

His legacy will continue to inspire future generations of design talent, and will not be forgotten. 

The design community at large has suffered a terrible loss, and he will be deeply missed.

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