National Design Awards

The sky is darkening like a stain


Does capturing the malevolent and mysterious quality of Rodarte’s fashions in contract fabrics sound like the impossible brief? Then extra credit is due to this collaboration among former National Design Award winners Rodarte and Knoll. Since their debut in 2005, Rodarte’s collections have been singled out for their intensive, often destructive textile treatments, which have included burning, sanding, and staining.
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Cooper-Hewitt to Host Seventh Annual National Design Week Oct. 13–21


Cooper-Hewitt to Host Seventh Annual National Design Week Oct. 13–21 The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will host its seventh annual National Design Week from Oct. 13 through Oct. 21. The museum will offer a series of public programs and a range of online resources for students, teachers, design professionals and the general public to celebrate the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. All Cooper-Hewitt programs are free with advance registration at www.cooperhewitt.org/ndw. 
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History of Honorees & Jurors


Visit the National Design Awards Gallery, powered by Behance, to view the work of National Design Award honorees and jurors. National Design Award Honorees 2013
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Cooper-Hewitt: 2009 National Design Awards Winners' Panel


2009 National Design Award winners participate in a panel discussion about their inspiration and drive as designers and the state of contemporary design in America. Moderator: Walter Hood, HOOD Design, Landscape Design Winner Panelists include: Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute, Design Mind Winner Andrew Blauvelt, Walker Arts Center, Corporate / Institutional Winner Christopher Sharples, SHoP Architects, Architecture Winner Laurene Boym, Boym Partners, Product Design Winner
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Cooper-Hewitt: Bill Moggridge- What is Design?


Speaking to K-12 Educators from New York and across the country, Bill Moggridge addresses the question of 'What is Design?'. This is the keynote lecture for the Smithsonian Design Institute. http://cooperhewitt.org/EDU/community_programs.asp  
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Bill's Design Talks: From Then to Now—The Trajectory of Design


The design process has progressed from just forming objects to addressing the situations in which objects are used. This is a major theme in Ralph Caplan's seminal book By Design, expressed in the book's subtitle: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors of the Hotel Louis IV and Other Object Lessons. This year, Ralph Caplan is honored with the National Design Mind Award for his contributions to design research and scholarship.
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Cooper-Hewitt: The Winner's Panel 2010


2010 National Design Award winners participate in a panel discussion about their inspiration and drive as designers and the state of contemporary design in America. Moderated by Stephen Doyle, Communication Design Winner. Speakers include:
Tom Dair, Smart Design, Product Design Winner
 Stephen Kieran, KieranTimberlake, Architecture Design Winner
 Ellen Neises, James Corner Field Operations, Landscape Design Winner
 William Sofield, Interior Design Winner
 Lisa Strausfeld, Interaction Design Winner
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Design USA: Contemporary Innovation


Design USA celebrates the accomplishments of the winners honored during the first 10 years of the prestigious National Design Awards. The exhibition features outstanding contemporary achievements in American architecture, landscape design, interior design, product design, communication design, corporate design, interaction design, and fashion.
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Slideshow: Celebrating Design at the White House


On Monday, July 14, Mrs. Laura Bush hosted the winners and finalists of the 2008 National Design Awards at a brunch reception at the White House.
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