Gala

Gala: October 17, 2019

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

Save the Date for the 20th anniversary!

Celebrate the National Design Award winners at the National Design Awards Gala on October 17, 2019 in Cooper Hewitt’s spectacular Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden or honor the winners by making a contribution if you cannot attend. All proceeds support Cooper Hewitt’s programs to educate, inspire, and empower people through design.
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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

2018 National Design Awards

The 2018 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 18, 2018. 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