Interior Designers of Canada


Born in Paris in 1942, Michel Dallaire studied at Montreal’s l’Institut des Arts appliqués and at the Konstfackskolan, Stockholm’s High Faculty of Industrial Arts. Later on, he specialized in design management at l’École des Hautes Études Commerciales and in Polymer transformation at l’Institut de génie des matériaux of the National Research Center in Montreal.

Canada Awards for Excellence Gold Award recipient in 1986, he has since then been granted numerous prestigious Canadian and international awards, namely the Grand Prize at the 27th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products, Geneva in 1999 and at the same exhibition, from 1998 to date, five Gold and one Silver Medal. In 2003, The Institute of Design Montréal has awarded him the Career Prize and Special Award for Research. Québec Ministry of Cultural Affairs has rewarded his achievements in 1991 through the Paul-Émile-Borduas Prize, Government of Québec’s highest distinction in the visual arts field.

Currently, and since 1998, he is performing as Associate Professor both at the University of Montréal, École de Design industriel and University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design. From 1988 to 1998, he was regular Visiting Professor at l’École cantonale d’art in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1993 and 1998, he was lecturer for a number of seminars at l’ENSCI, l’École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, France and in 2004 at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico.

Michel Dallaire was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1978, Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec in 1994, Member of the Order of Canada in 1999 and upgrade Officier de l’Ordre national du Québec in 2007.