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14 Asian American National Design Award Winners to Know
Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Awards program honors innovation and impact in design. Since its inception in 2000, many Asian Americans have been recognized with a National Design Award. Here are 14 to know: Derek Lam 2019 Fashion Award Derek Lam is a leading designer of relaxed yet elevated American sportswear. His work is known for...
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An Infinite Reflecting Vista
In celebration of  National Design Month, October’s Object of The Week posts honor past National Design Award winners. This post was originally published on November 10, 2016. In the late 1990s, the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) in Tacoma, Washington announced its plan to relocate from the bank building that it had occupied since 1935 to...
2020 National Design Awards Gala
Cooper Hewitt is proud to announce the 2020 National Design Award winners at our first-ever virtual gala, hosted by Bobby Berk, interior design expert and Emmy-nominated host of Netflix’s Queer Eye. Congratulations to all the winners!   Proceeds fund National Design Month programs and Cooper Hewitt’s work to educate, inspire, and empower people through design...
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2019 NDA Winners’ Salons: Patricia Moore and Open Style Lab
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Design Awards at Cooper Hewitt! In this 20 minute talk, Patricia Moore | Design Mind Award + Pinar Guvenc, board member, Open Style Lab | Emerging Designer Award, talk with Cooper Hewitt Curatorial Director Cara McCarty speak on the topic “Why Inclusive Design Matters” ABOUT NATIONAL DESIGN WEEK...
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2019 NDA Winners’ Salons: Thomas Phifer
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Design Awards at Cooper Hewitt! In this 20 minute talk, Thomas Thomas Phifer | Architecture Design Award + Cristina Grajales | Cristina Grajales Gallery speak with Cooper Hewitt Deputy Director of Curatorial Matilda McQuaid on the topic “Collaborating with Clients.” ABOUT NATIONAL DESIGN WEEK Launched in 2006, National...
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2019 NDA Winners’ Salons: Kate Orff
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Design Awards at Cooper Hewitt! In this 20 minute talk, Kate Orff, founder, SCAPE | Landscape Architecture Award Winner, talks with Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Manager Vasso Giannopoulos speak on the topic Designer as Responsible Citizen. ABOUT NATIONAL DESIGN WEEK Launched in 2006, National Design Week is...
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2019 NDA Winners’ Salons: Amy Smith
  Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Design Awards at Cooper Hewitt! In this 20 minute talk, Amy Smith, founder, MIT D-Lab | Corporate & Institutional Achievement Award Winner talks with Cooper Hewitt Director of Digital and Emerging Media Carolyn Royston on the topic Empowerment through Participatory Design. ABOUT NATIONAL DESIGN WEEK Launched in...
Image of three people on stage, left is Andrea Lipps, who wears a dark shirt and glasses, and has a dark bob haircut, Derek Lam in the middle, wears a dark tshirt and holds a microphone and Ivan Poupyrev on the right, who is wearing a dark button up shirt and is looking at and listening to Derek
2019 NDA Winners’ Salons: Ivan Poupyrev and Derek Lam
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Design Awards at Cooper Hewitt! In this 20 minute talk, Ivan Poupyrev | Interaction Design Award Winner, and Derek Lam | Fashion Design Award Winner talk with Andrea Lipps, Cooper Hewitt Associate Curator for Contemporary Design on the topic “Design and the Body” ABOUT NATIONAL DESIGN WEEK Launched...
Tinker Hatfield, NDA winner, has his arm around Spike Lee, while standing at a podium at the National Design Awards
2019 National Design Awards Gala
Live from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. The 20th Annual National Design Awards is made possible by generous support from Target. Additional support is provided by Design Within Reach, Facebook, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. National Design Award trophies are created by The Corning Museum of Glass. ndagallery.cooperhewitt.org is powered by Behance, part...