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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...
image of two women on stage, on the left is Kate Orff, wearing a red blouse under a brown suit jacket, she holds a microphone in her left hand, speaking into it, and gestures with her right hand. her hair is brown and above the shoulders. ON the left is Vasso Giannopolis who wears a dark purple dress and has long brown hair. She looks and listens.
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...
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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
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!