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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,...
2010 National Design Awards: Design Mind — Ralph Caplan
The recipient of the 2010 Design Mind Award is Ralph Caplan. For more than fifty years, Ralph Caplan has been thinking, writing, and speaking about design and collaborating with designers on exhibitions, films, and publications, including editing I.D. magazine. His work has addresses the design of products, and the larger context in which they are...
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. Watch this video and many others on Cooper-Hewitt’s video page where we archive past lectures and events at the Museum. Both designers work is...
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July 24: Design in D.C.
Plans are taking shape for the July 24th public programs in Washington, D.C., celebrating the 10th annual National Design Awards. These events will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at museums around the Mall. First Lady Michelle Obama will host the White House ceremony for the winners and finalists later in the day. Each...
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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. For members of the Museum’s staff, this event is one of the most anticipated and enjoyable experiences of the year, giving us a chance to personally meet and congratulate...
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2008 National Design Awards
On May 8 Cooper-Hewitt announced the winners and finalists of the ninth annual National Design Awards. Each year the Awards recognize excellence, innovation, and public impact across a variety of disciplines, including architecture, communication, fashion, interior, landscape, and product design. We invite you to share your feedback on this year’s winners and finalists. 2008 WINNERS...