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Interior Designers of Canada and the IDC Foundation are pleased to announce a new lecture series in honour of the memory of Robert (Bob) Ledingham – one of Canada’s most celebrated interior designers. Robert Ledingham was instrumental in advancing the profession locally, nationally, and internationally, and was a leader in the development of the interior design educational accreditation process in North America. The Robert Ledingham Legacy program was established in 2013 by IDC and IDIBC and supports interior design postgraduate study.

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The lecture series’ inaugural speaker is Klaus Nienkämper, one of Canada’s pre-eminent names in furniture design and manufacture. Nienkämper will present an in depth look at his own personal journey in the industry, lessons learned along the way, and what lies ahead for furniture design, manufacture and distribution.


Tickets for the event are by donation to the Ledingham Scholarship fund and donors will receive a tax receipt. The donations will be matched by Nienkämper and will fund the Robert Ledingham Scholarship program.

Annually, the scholarship awards candidates who have recently been accepted, or who are currently enrolled in their first academic year of graduate school at the masters or doctorate level.

The IDC Foundation is holding a special event in honour of Robert Ledingham. Learn more and register today.


About the Foundation and Scholarship:


The IDC Foundation was created in 1990 as a registered independent charitable organization dedicated to the development of the interior design profession by providing scholarships, awards, and bursaries in interior design education and by providing grants for interior design research.