Videos

Design Talks | A Conversation with Michael Sorkin & James Wines

Friday March 28, 2014

Michael Sorkin is an architect and urbanist whose practice spans design, criticism, and teaching. He is the principal of Michael Sorkin Studio in New York, a global design practice focused on urbanism and green architecture. James Wines is founder and president of SITE, a New York-based architectural studio chartered in 1970.

Architecture, National Design Awards, design talks, Michael Sorkin, James Wines, greene space, SITE

Design Talks | Architect Jeanne Gang

Friday March 07, 2014

MacArthur Fellow and 2013 National Design Award Winner Jeanne Gang is the founder of Studio Gang Architects, a Chicago-based collective of architects, designers, and thinkers practicing internationally. Gang uses architecture as a medium of active response to contemporary issues and their impact on human experience. Each project resonates with its specific site and culture while addressing larger global themes such as urbanization, climate, and sustainability.

Architecture, National Design Awards, jeanne gang

Design Talks | Fashion Designer Behnaz Sarafpour

Thursday January 30, 2014

Known for her modern elegance and innovative textiles, 2013 National Design Award winner Behnaz Sarafpour debuted her collection in 2001. Sarafpour brought her classic and refined feminine style to the masses in 2006 by joining Target's GO International line, the first designer to represent the United States in this campaign to merge high fashion and affordable prices. Since then, she has collaborated with Lancôme and Earnest Sewn, and her designs have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum at FIT, New York.

Harlem Focus | MTA Harlem: Architecture, the Artist, and Decorative Design

Thursday November 21, 2013

Artist Shinique Smith has been commissioned by the MTA's Arts for Transit
program to integrate her art-inspired design into architectural elements of the
Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot. John Reddick will speak with Smith about how
this project evolved, and how this public structure will incorporate contemporary innovations in building technology and art-related enhancement.

The Harlem Focus series is made possible through the generous support of Target.

Harlem Focus | The Apollo Theater: Conveying "Soul" through Graphic Design

Monday November 04, 2013

Graphic designer Araba Simpson of design studio ASENYA has worked with Harlem's historic Apollo Theater to convey its history, culture, and soul through printed and promotional materials. Simpson will discuss her work and the challenge of expressing the theater's rich history through the medium of graphic design.

The Harlem Focus series is made possible through the generous support of Target.

graphic design, Harlem Focus, John Reddick, Pentagram, asenya

Gadi Amit on Design

Friday October 25, 2013

Gadi Amit is this year's National Design Award winner for Product Design. Hear him speak about what design means to him.

Janette Sadik-Khan on Design

Friday October 25, 2013

Janette Sadik-Khan is this year's National Design Award winner in the Design Patron category. Hear her speak about what design means to her.

Jeanne Gang on Design

Friday October 25, 2013

Jeanne Gang is this year's National Design Award winner for Architecture Design. Hear her speak about scale, authorship, and putting users first.

James Wines on Design

Friday October 25, 2013

James Wines is this year's National Design Award winner in the Lifetime Achievement category. Hear him speak about creativity, finding inspiration, and the rhythm of a long career in design.

Joshua Aidlin & David Darling on Design

Friday October 25, 2013

Aidlin Darling Design is this year's National Design Award winner for Interior Design. Hear them speak about designing for all senses—and even emotions—through thoughtful interiors.

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