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2018 National Design Awards in Boston
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum celebrates the 2018 National Design Awards in Boston with a lively conversation with National Design Award winners, including: Mikyoung Kim, Founding Principal, Mikyoung Kim Design (Landscape Architecture Award) Sunanda Sharma, researcher, The Mediated Matter Group (Interaction Design Award) Anne Whiston Spirn, landscape architect, professor, and author (Design Mind Award) Read...
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In the Eye of the Tornado: Rethinking the Limits of Design Copy
Today’s Object of the Day celebrates the winners of Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Awards. Honoring lasting achievement in American design, the Awards take place annually during National Design Week, with festivities for all ages celebrating design creativity and innovation. Today’s blog post was originally published on March 29, 2018. As design director for her alma mater, Art Center...
Panelists talk to a large audience during National Design Awards panel in Boston 2017
2017 National Design Awards in Boston
Live from the National Design Awards reception in Boston!
Design Talks: Clive Wilkinson
National Design Award winner Clive Wilkinson is an architect, designer, writer and strategist with particular expertise in the application of urban design thinking to interior design, specifically in workplace and educational communities. He's created unique spaces for Google, Nokia, and Disney. In 2005, Clive was inducted into the Interior Design 'Hall of Fame'. In 2006,...
2012 National Design Awards Winners’ Panel
2012 National Design Award winners share their inspiration and drive as designers in a panel discussion moderated by Richard Saul Wurman (Lifetime Achievement). Panelists: Janine Benyus (Design Mind) Thom Browne (Fashion Design) Rebeca Méndez (Communication Design) Scott Wilson (Product Design)  
2012 National Design Awards Gala: Part 2
The National Design Awards are bestowed at a gala benefit dinner and awards ceremony in New York City each fall. This year's festivities will be held at the spectacular Pier Sixty on the Hudson River on the evening of Wednesday, October 17. This year's vice-chairs are Beth Comstock, Aaron Dignan, Paul Herzan, Madeleine Rudin Johnson,...
2012 National Design Awards Gala: Part 1
The National Design Awards are bestowed at a gala benefit dinner and awards ceremony in New York City each fall. This year's festivities will be held at the spectacular Pier Sixty on the Hudson River on the evening of Wednesday, October 17. This year's vice-chairs are Beth Comstock, Aaron Dignan, Paul Herzan, Madeleine Rudin Johnson,...
2011 Holiday Greeting
This happy holiday greeting was designed by Rick Valicenti, winner of the 2011 National Design Award for Communication Design.
2011 National Design Awards: Product Design Award – Continuum
This year’s winner for Product Design is Continuum. Founded in 1983 by Gianfranco Zaccai, Continuum is a global design and innovation consultancy that strives to improve people’s everyday lives. The studio has designed products including the Reebok Pump athletic shoe and Procter & Gamble’s Swiffer floor cleaners. The Product Design Award is given to an...