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Our History  

1960

Ginette Gadoury studied interior design at the Institute of Applied Arts and entrepreneurship at HEC. Then in 1967 she opened a design consulting firm and in 1970 she joined the Histart architectural firm.

1972

The first Quebec interior design magazine, Décormag, is created by Ginette Gadoury, marking the beginning of the magazine industry in Quebec.

1986

Picard Report; Report on the development axes of the city of Montreal. Ginette Gadoury is advisor for the study in matters related to design. Design is considered as one of the 6 development axes of the city of Montréal.

1988

Establishement of La Médiathèque du design and the PID Agency (Les productions interface design).

1989

Brigitte Gadoury joins the company. Launch of SIDIM, the Montreal International Interior Design Show.

1996

Launch of INTÉRIEURS, a prestigious magazine of international content and calibre that plays an important role in promoting design, creators and companies involved in Quebec’s national and international reputation.

2006

Montréal becomes a UNESCO City of Design and Mayor Gérald Tremblay, in his speech and in his press release, underlines the important role played by SIDIM and Ginette Gadoury in obtaining this nomination.

INTÉRIEURS magazine becomes bilingual and is distributed in specialized kiosks alongside other international magazines in all of Quebec, Toronto and New York, plus international subscriptions

 

2007

Launch of the design competion, GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN.

2013

SIDIM’s 25th anniversary, which at that date became the only design and habitat show in Canada to remain Canadian owned.

2014

Beginning of the collaboration between APDC-Asia Pacific Design Center and PID Agency. Laureates of GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards are presented and honored in China.

2015

For the first time, GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards opens categories internationally in collaboration with the APDC with designers & architects from China submitting entries to the competiton.

2016

20th anniversary of INTÉRIEURS magazine

2017

10th anniversary of GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards

2018

30th anniversary of SIDIM

2020

In addition to opening onto new disciplines, the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards becomes a worldwide competition! All categories of the contest are now open for entries from Québec, Canadian and international candidates.

2021

The GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN will now have two Awards Galas scheduled in Quebec City on August 24 and in Quebec City on September 18, 2021.

 

• Architecture
• Interior Design
• Construction & Real Estate Development
• Urban Design, Landscape Architecture & Landscaping
• Industrial Design & Product Design
• Brand Design
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