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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Announces Winners of the 15th Annual National Design Awards
The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate outstanding achievement in American design this fall with its 15th annual National Design Awards program. Today, Cooper-Hewitt director Caroline Baumann announced the winners of the 2014 National Design Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines. The award recipients will be honored at a...
Design Talks | Margie Ruddick & Janette Sadik Khan
2013 National Design Award winner Margie Ruddick is recognized for her pioneering, environmental approach to urban landscape design, forging a design language that integrates ecology, urban planning, and culture. Ruddick fosters the idea of nature in the city through projects including New York's Queens Plaza, and Trenton Capital Park on the Delaware River. Ruddick's international...
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Cooper-Hewitt to Celebrate NYCxDesign 2014
This May, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate NYCxDesign—New York City’s citywide event to showcase and promote design of all disciplines—with several initiatives, including the Design by Hand series, a programmatic takeover of Public School 124 in Queens, Design Tales for toddlers and design fair partnerships. Now in its second year, NYCxDesign, held...
Cooper Hewitt's newest trustees: Avi Reichental, Jon Iwata, Todd Waterbury
Cooper-Hewitt Announces Appointment of New Trustees
The Smithsonian Institution’s board of regents recently appointed to the board of trustees of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Jon Iwata, senior vice president, marketing and communications, IBM; Avi Reichental, president and CEO, 3D Systems; and Todd Waterbury, senior vice president, executive creative director, marketing, Target Corporation. Led by chair Barbara Mandel and president Beth Comstock,...
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I Like to Move It, Move It
There are lots of ways to sort and view the works in our collection. Perhaps you'd like to see everything that's considered art deco. Maybe you want to see everything in wool. Or everything that's got a dog on it. Or all things light green. We've recently begun to explore a new category of collection objects: things that...
Design Talks | A Conversation with Michael Sorkin & James Wines
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. Through his multidisciplinary practice,...
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Cooper-Hewitt to Present Design by Hand Series Featuring Heath Ceramics
Second Offering in Biannual Series Supported by Van Cleef & Arpels This May, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present the next installment of its Design by Hand series, which focuses on the craftsmanship, innovations and merits of pioneering design organizations. Held May 6–10 during NYCxDESIGN, the weeklong program will spotlight Heath Ceramics, whose...
Design Talks | Architect Jeanne Gang
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...
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Cooper-Hewitt Releases a New E-book, Favelization: The Imaginary Brazil in Contemporary Film, Fashion & Design
The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced the release of its fourth DesignFile e-book, Favelization: The Imaginary Brazil in Contemporary Film, Fashion & Design by Adriana Kertzer. DesignFile is a line of e-books on design writing and research published by the museum in consortium with academic and institutional partners. In Favelization, Kertzer sets out...