These catalogues are dedicated to my late father, André Dubois, who I consider to be one of the greatest designers of his generation.
André Dubois distinguished career spanned over more than four decades.
His first important mandate came from Gaz Métropolitain Inc. and was followed by mandates from several large organizations; namely, Bell Canada, Hydro Québec, Federal Development Bank, Air Canada, Mutual Life, Prudential and Bank of Tokyo, to name a few. Expo 67 made a strong imprint on Québec design and as the Design Project Manager for the Canadian Pavilion, my father’s drawings and eloquent displays became one of the highlights of the Pavilion. In the late 60’s, he was nominated as Vice President of the Interior Decorator Society of Quebec followed, on October 31, 1972, by being named the first President of a newly formed national association, now known as the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). André Dubois was one of the first draftsmen to lay the foundation for the standards of the profession; its statues, its regulations and its code of ethics. His invaluable contributions did not go unnoticed. In 1992, he was awarded the title of IDC Fellow and in 2001 he was appointed Honorary Member by the Interior Decorators Society of Quebec. André also carried the title of Chairman for the Committee of Education, a body within the National Design Council. A large part of his career was devoted to education. André Dubois was a passionate and dedicated teacher. He always strived to establish a sense of trust between himself and his students; the same trust he always managed to develop between himself and his clients. He originated the concept of design to the general public and shared his expertise with the young designers in his class. André was recognized and respected by his students for his personalized teaching technique and his passion for the art, evidenced by the many tributes received from his students at his funeral. His accomplishments were many but his influence has gone way beyond his achievements. This tribute was written in large part by Pierre Boyer-Mercier. You can read the article written by M. Boyer-Mercier in ARQ, Architecture Québec, February 2010.
André Dubois, Designer
1936 – 2009