National Design Week

National Design Week: October 12–20, 2013

Mark your calendars for Cooper-Hewitt’s largest education initiative! National Design Week aims to draw national attention to the ways in which design enriches everyday life.

Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards program. During National Design Week, Cooper-Hewitt's award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs based on the vision and work of the National Design Awards honorees. National Design Week culminates with the National Design Awards gala ceremony

In recognition of the importance of design education, organizations and institutions across the country sponsor design events throughout the month.

As part of National Design Week, the People's Design Award was launched to provide the general public with the opportunity to nominate and vote for its favorite design. The winning design is announced live at the National Design Awards Gala.