National Design Week

National Design Week: October 15–19, 2019

National Design Week celebrates the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt’s largest and most visible education initiative. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free education programs based on the vision and work of the National Design Award honorees. National Design Week culminates with the National Design Awards Gala benefit and awards ceremony.

For Cooper Hewitt Education resources, check out the Smithsonian Learning Lab which hosts digital learning tools that help inspire and empower educators, parents, administrators, curriculum developers, and the next generation of problem solvers to find inspiration beyond the walls of Smithsonian museums.

2018 Special Thanks

Upcoming Events

Four panelists and four images showcase their work in design.
Wed. April 17, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join Cooper Hewitt, in collaboration with the DesignSingapore Council, for a thoughtful reflection with winners from Cooper Hewitt’s 2018 National Design Awards and Singapore’s 2018 President*s Design Awards. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128


Past Events

View videos and read more about past National Design Week events.