Design with honour


Frédéric Metz was an esteemed teacher at the UQÀM design school and a founding member of the Centre de Design and the École supérieure de mode. He devoted more than 30 years of his life to graphic design and its professional practices. An outstanding pedagogue and communicator, he trained and inspired several generations of graphic designers.

In tribute to his memory and legacy, the Société des designers graphiques du Québec (SDGQ), UQÀM and the Bureau du design de la Ville de Montréal created the Frédéric-Metz Award. It recognizes one business (among the 20 winners of a Commerce Design Montréal award) that has shown special rigor, coherence and audacity in redesigning and renovating their interior space.

In 2015, the Frédéric-Metz Award was given to Boulangerie Guillaume, to honour the inspired vision of its owner, Guillaume Vaillant, and the work of architects L. McComber ltée and graphic designers Atelier Chinotto.

To beautify and simplify life: that is the function of design, said Frédéric Metz. This award honours him yearly by recognizing designs that bring added value to our everyday.