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2010 National Design Awards: Lifetime Achievement – Jane Thompson
Our 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award honors Jane Thompson. Jane Thompson is an editor, designer, and planner, who, for six decades, has explored how design relates to all of us. As founding editor of I.D. magazine, Thompson became a critical voice in design, providing a strong female perspective in a male-dominated field. Through Benjamin Thompson and Associates,...
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Recounting The Genesis of Design Research
On September 21, Cooper-Hewitt and Chronicle Books celebrated the publication of Design Research: The Store that Brought Modern Living to American Homes, by Jane Thompson and Alexandra Lange.     The evening commenced with a touching introduction by Jane Thompson, recounting the genesis of Design Research, the postwar emporium in Boston that introduced advanced designs...
Cooper-Hewitt: Game Change in the Design of Retailing
Jane and Benjamin Thompson, FAIA, collaborated for two decades on Design Research, the postwar emporium that introduced advanced designs from abroad. The book Design Research: The Store that Brought Modern Living to American Homes, by Jane Thompson and Alexandra Lange chronicles the renowned "General Store of Good Design," and reveals the backstory of the store...
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2010 National Design Awards
Design Research Store, Cambridge, MA, 1953–78. Photo: Esto Today Cooper-Hewitt announced the winners of the 11th annual National Design Awards. The entire list of winners and finalists is here. One of the best parts of my job is the opportunity to sit in and observe (without voting) the jury process as they determine the winners...