Join Cooper Hewitt for the 2019 National Design Awards | Winners’ Salons: 20 x 20!
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Design Awards at Cooper Hewitt! Satisfy your appetite for design with 20 unique 20-minute programs throughout the day led by the 2019 National Design Award Winners.
All programs are free to the public, preregistration required. Please choose between the four ticket options below. Registration for tickets does not guarantee entrance to all programs – program seating is limited and on a first-come first-serve basis. Programs include:
Dynamic conversations about salient topics in contemporary design.
Abstract: The Art of Design, Tinker Hatfield, Footwear Design | Film
Tinker Hatfield | Product Design Award | Storytelling Through Design
Tobias Frere-Jones | Communication Design Award + Susan Kare | Lifetime Achievement Award | Points, Picas, and Pixels
Thomas Phifer | Architecture Design Award + Cristina Grajales | Cristina Grajales Gallery | Collaborating with Clients
Amy Smith, founder, MIT D-Lab | Corporate & Institutional Achievement Award | Empowerment through Participatory Design
Patricia Moore | Design Mind Award + Pinar Guvenc, board member, Open Style Lab | Emerging Designer Award | Why Inclusive Design Matters
Kate Orff, founder, SCAPE | Landscape Architecture Award | Designer as Responsible Citizen
Ivan Poupyrev | Interaction Design Award + Derek Lam | Fashion Design Award | Design and the Body
Learn a design technique, process, or tool.
Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, IwamotoScott Architecture | Interior Design Award | How Straight and Curved Folds Make Structure
Tinker Hatfield | Product Design Award | Sketching through Ideas
Susan Kare | Lifetime Achievement Award | Thinking Through Icons
Kate Orff, founder, SCAPE | Landscape Architecture Award | Rethinking the Space of a Street
Amy Smith, founder, MIT D-Lab | Corporate & Institutional Achievement Award | Build-It: Foam Cutter
Pinar Guvenc, board member, Open Style Lab | Emerging Designer Award | Threading a Needle
Designers discuss the objects that inspired their work.
Tobias Frere-Jones | Communication Design Award
Derek Lam | Fashion Design Award
Ivan Poupyrev | Interaction Design Award
Cooper Hewitt curators, National Design Award Collection Selects
View the Carnegie Mansion through the eyes of our National Design Award Winners.
Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, IwamotoScott Architecture | Interior Design Award
Thomas Phifer | Architecture Design Award
Register separately for the networking reception.
Morning Ticket | 11:30 Am – 3:00 pm
Afternoon Ticket | 3:00 Pm – 6:30 pm
All day ticket | 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Networking Reception | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
ABOUT NATIONAL DESIGN WEEK
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 education programs centered around the vision and work of the National Design Award winners. National Design Week culminates with the National Design Awards Gala. View all programs and events here.
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