Gala

Gala: October 18, 2018

The National Design Awards are bestowed each year at a benefit dinner and awards ceremony hosted by Cooper Hewitt.
PURCHASE

Reserve Your place today!

Honor this year’s National Design Award winners by attending the Gala in the spectacular Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden at Cooper Hewitt on October 18, 2018. All proceeds support Cooper Hewitt’s programs that educate, inspire, and empower people through design.

Reserve your tables and tickets online, call 212.849.8340, or email ndatickets@si.edu. Seating is limited.

Consider also supporting Cooper Hewitt’s nationwide expansion of the National Design Awards through NDA – CITIES, enabling Cooper Hewitt to deliver education programs across the country!

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a contribution to Cooper Hewitt’s myriad programs, you can do so online or by calling 212.849.8340.

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2018 Gala Co-Chairs

  • Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie
  • Kurt Andersen and Anne Kreamer
  • Ini Archibong
  • Spencer Bailey
  • Scott and Erica Belsky
  • Nate Berkus
  • Agnes Bourne
  • Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee
  • August de los Reyes
  • Joe Doucet
  • Shelby and Frederick Gans
  • Jackie Goldberg
  • Cristina Grajales
  • Edward and Helen Hintz
  • Kat Holmes
  • Randy J. and Kelsey T. Hunt
  • Jon and Shigemi Iwata
  • Misha Kahn
  • Jon Kamen
  • Carol Lim and Humberto Leon
  • Barbara and Morton Mandel
  • Fernando Mastrangelo
  • Rebeca Méndez
  • Cédric Morisset
  • Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander
  • David Rockwell
  • Eric Rodenbeck
  • Madeleine K. Rudin
  • Margaret Gould Stewart
  • Susan S. Szenasy
  • Michael Ventura
  • Todd Waterbury
  • Gianfranco Zaccai
  • Judy Francis Zankel and Norman S. Benzaquen

2017 National Design Awards

The 2017 National Design Award winners were honored during a gala benefit dinner and awards ceremony set in the spectacular Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden at Cooper Hewitt on October 19, 2017. All proceeds support Cooper Hewitt’s programs that educate, inspire, and empower people through design.

2018 Special Thanks

Featured Image: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design museum hosts the National Design Awards Gala during National Design Week in New York, New York on October 20, 2016. Photo by Angela Jimenez for Cooper Hewitt