National Design Award

Simply Smart Design


Design is about people, not things… Not just a catchphrase, it’s the key to Smart Design’s success. 
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Stephen Doyle Creates Cooper-Hewitt's Holiday Greeting


Stephen Doyle was in China when I asked him if he would be willing to design a holiday greeting of some kind for the Museum. I told him that he is our super-hero of gala presentations, as we all loved his presentation as the National Design Award winner for communications this year.
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The World According to Paula Scher


We’re excited about Paula Scher’s limited-edition print of The World as part of Cooper-Hewitt’s Limited Editions in Design program. Released by our friends at 20×200 and based on her gorgeous maps series—these prints are now available! 
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Studio Visit to Selldorf Architects


Selldorf Architects, located at Manhattan’s Union Square, recently opened their studio to Cooper-Hewitt’s Design Watch Members.
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Looking into Local Projects


Jake Barton of Local Projects, National Design Award Finalist in 2010 and 2006, warmly welcomed Cooper-Hewitt Members for a behind-the-scenes look at his media-design firm.
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Flowing Forms


Design Watch Members of the Museum had a preview of the 2010 New York International Automobile Show this week. Phil Patton led the group – he’s the design critic and author who knows lots about whatever moves you and writes the Wheels blog for NYTimes.com.
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Voices in American Fashion


Last night at Cooper-Hewitt, Washington Post Style Editor Robin Givhan lead a conversation with past National Design Award Winners Francisco Costa (Women’s Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection), Yeohlee Teng, and Maria Cornejo about their work and the role of fashion in contemporary culture. 
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Video: Chip Kidd + Milton Glaser


Chip Kidd, National Design Award winner in 2007 for Communications Design, speaks with Milton Glaser, National Design Award winner in 2004 for Lifetime Achievement, on work, ideas, and loving New York.
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2009 Design Patron


It is with great pleasure that we announce that Reynold Levy, president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, has been selected the winner of the 2009 Design Patron Award. Mr. Levy is being recognized for his design stewardship of the Lincoln Center campus renovation project.
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Welcome our two new trustees


I am thrilled to announce that Stuart Bohart of Morgan Stanley and Marissa Mayer of Google and have joined Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s board of trustees. 
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