National Design Week

Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held in conjunction with the National Design Awards. National Design Week celebrates the important role design plays in all aspects of everyday life.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum made design come alive during the 2022 National Design Week. From October 17–23, Cooper Hewitt hosted inspiring programs and offered free museum admission for all. Visitors were welcomed to experience Cooper Hewitt’s groundbreaking current exhibitions, including Designing Peace, Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics, and Sarah and Eleanor Hewitt: Designing a Modern Museum.

Explore the 2022 program offerings below. Watch the recording of The History of Carnegie Hill Lecture with Keith Taillon of KeithYorkCity. Visit the studio of 2022 National Design Award winner CW&T and explore the Carnegie Hill neighborhood on Cooper Hewitt’s Instagram Reels.

Look for details for the 2023 National Design Week to be announced in summer 2023.

2022 National Design Week Programs

10/21
Friday
Fri. October 21, 2022
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Join us for a walking tour of Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill neighborhood, home to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. New York City expert historian Keith Taillon will share the fascinating history of Cooper Hewitt’s neighborhood and inhabitants.  .
Event Address:
2 East 91st Street, New York, NY
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! $8 Adult; $5 Student, Educator, Senior, Visitors with Disabilities; Free Museum Member, Youth (18 & under)
10/22
Saturday
– 10/23
Sunday
Sat. October 22, 2022 to Sun. October 23, 2022
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is housed in the former home of industrial magnate Andrew Carnegie. The 64-room mansion, built from 1899 to 1902, is an impressive testament to the desire of Carnegie and his wife, Louise Whitfield Carnegie, to build a spacious, comfortable, and light-filled home in which to raise their daughter, Margaret. The mansion, designed in the Georgian style with Beaux Arts accents, was groundbreaking in its uptown location, technological features, and steel-frame construction. Join us on this tour exploring the Carnegie Mansion, its history, and highlights of the art and design still found within. .
Event Address:
2 East 91st Street, New York, NY
Free with reserved museum admission. Space is limited: first come, first served.
10/22
Saturday
– 10/23
Sunday
Sat. October 22, 2022 to Sun. October 23, 2022
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
What would be possible if we were to design for peace? In this guided exhibition tour of Designing Peace, visitors will encounter a wide range of design responses from around the world that look at ways to create and sustain a more durable peace—from creative confrontations that challenge existing structures to designs that demand embracing justice and truth in a search for reconciliation. .
Event Address:
2 East 91st Street, New York, NY
Free with reserved museum admission. Space is limited: first come, first served.
10/23
Sunday
Sun. October 23, 2022
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Join us for a walking tour of Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill neighborhood, home to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. New York City expert historian Keith Taillon will share the fascinating history of Cooper Hewitt’s neighborhood and inhabitants.  .
Event Address:
2 East 91st Street, New York, NY
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! $8 Adult; $5 Student, Educator, Senior, Visitors with Disabilities; Free Museum Member, Youth (18 & under)
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2022 Special Thanks

The National Design Awards are made possible with major support from
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Major support is also provided by Helen and Edward Hintz and Shelby and Frederick Gans. Generous support is provided by Alexandra and Paul Herzan, Crystal and Chris Sacca, and Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer. 

Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund, Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee, Esme Usdan and James Snyder, Jon C. Iwata, Keith Yamashita, Kim and Mac Schuessler, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Richard M. Smith and Dr. Soon-Young Yoon, and Cooper Hewitt’s Board of Trustees.


National Design Week programs are made possible with major support from

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Generous support is provided by The Hirsch Family Foundation and The Pinkerton Foundation.