Author: Erin Gillis

Patrick Jouin rapid prototyping/C2 Chair
Patrick Jouin describes the rapid prototyping process used for the production of his 'C2 Chair'.
The National Design Awards
What are the National Design Awards? What makes the Awards unique and important to the country and the world? Acclaimed designers and design thinkers Massimo Vignelli, Debbie Millman, Steven Heller, Walter Hood, Davin Stowell and Isabel & Ruben Toledo explain in this short piece about the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Awards, its meaning and legacy.
2012 National Design Awards Gala: Part 1
The National Design Awards are bestowed at a gala benefit dinner and awards ceremony in New York City each fall. This year's festivities will be held at the spectacular Pier Sixty on the Hudson River on the evening of Wednesday, October 17. This year's vice-chairs are Beth Comstock, Aaron Dignan, Paul Herzan, Madeleine Rudin Johnson,...
Bill Moggridge 1943-2012
A tribute to esteemed museum director Bill Moggridge, who passed away on September 8, 2012 following a battle with cancer. Hear about his pioneering work and influence in the field of design from Tim Brown and David Kelley of IDEO, Bernie Roth of Stanford University and Caroline Baumann and Cara McCarty of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design...
Graphic Design- The Final Hours
During the final weekend of the exhibition "Graphic Design—Now In Production" on Governors Island, come talk with some of the field's leading practitioners about life, death, and visual communications. Hear about how new and old media are changing how designers work; commiserate on the loss of some of the world's greatest logotypes; and celebrate the...
Bill’s Design Talks: Walter Hood
Walter Hood, landscape architect, professor and author, has been praised as a "community whisperer, creating spaces that have elements the residents want before they even know it." His inclusive and innovative designs transform overlooked sites like street corners and highway underpasses into vital gathering spaces. His approach puts community members at the center of the...