National Design Week

National Design Week: October 13–21, 2018

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.

Visit the Educator Resource Center online

In recognition of the importance of design education, organizations and institutions across the country sponsor design events throughout the month. The online Educator Resource Center features design-focused lesson plans and discussion boards for K–12 educators interested in incorporating design in their classrooms. The site includes lesson plans aligned to national standards for all grade levels and helps teachers of all subjects learn ways to promote innovation, critical thinking, visual literacy, and problem-solving across the curriculum.

Gallery

Past Events

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

2018 Special Thanks

Upcoming Events

10/13
Saturday
Sat. October 13, 2018
11:00am to 4:00pm
Cooper Hewitt kicks off National Design Week with a day of free museum admission and hands-on activities led by National Design Award winners and guest designers. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
10/16
Tuesday
Tue. October 16, 2018
4:30pm to 7:00pm
Join Cooper Hewitt for the Teen Design Event of the Year! .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
10/16
Tuesday
Tue. October 16, 2018
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Join Cooper Hewitt for our Educator Open House! Educators will explore Cooper Hewitt’s free design resources, including professional development and school programs, and learn how design thinking can be used in teaching practice through a hands-on experience with Delta Faucet Company. ABOUT NATIONAL DESIGN WEEK Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
10/17
Wednesday
Wed. October 17, 2018
12:00pm to 8:00pm
Participate in a day of design exploration with master classes and intimate conversations with National Design Award winners. End the day with a glass of wine and thought-provoking conversations with National Design Award winners and fellow design lovers. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
10/18
Thursday
Thu. October 18, 2018
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Gala Benefit—Purchase your tables and tickets today! October 18, 2018 Honor this year’s National Design Award winners by attending the Gala in New York City on Thursday, October 18, 2018, or by making a contribution to the Awards. All proceeds support Cooper Hewitt’s groundbreaking programs to educate, inspire, and empower people through design. Tables start... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128