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2018 National Design Awards in Detroit
Recorded live: A conversation on how design has shaped Detroit with National Design Award winners, including: David Malda, Principal, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (2011 Landscape Architecture Award) Chris Reed, Founder and Director, Stoss Landscape Urbanism (2012 Landscape Architecture Award) Richard Roark, Partner, OLIN (2008 Landscape Architecture Award) Craig Wilkins, architect, academic, and author (2017 Design Mind...
Image of a panel discussion in the Cooper Hewitt conservatory. From left to right: Cynthia Smith, curator in dark blue, Liz Gerber in bright blue, Christina Kim in pink and blue flower suit, Gail Anderson, in dark blue, and Gabriel Stromberg
2018 NDA Winners’ Salon | Social Good/Equity
This year’s National Design Award winners, Gail Anderson, Christina Kim, Gabriel Stromberg of Civilization, and Liz Gerber of Design for America, discuss the role of the designer in creating meaningful and impactful change. This intimate conversation touches on topics such as our changing cultural landscape, issues of access, and the responsibility of the designer.
Image of Designer Rebeca Mendez teaches a master class during the 2018 National Design Awards Winners Salon
2018 NDA Winners’ Salon | Master Class with Rebeca MÉNDEZ
2012 National Design Award winner Rebeca Méndez leads a master class exploring the themes on view in Rebeca Méndez Selects, and her research and practice around ‘artistic fieldwork practice.’ Méndez also discusses the CounterForce Lab, a center she created within UCLA, School of Art and Architecture with a focus on art, design and environment.
Image of Curator Andrea Lipps listens to NDA winners Neri Oxman, Mikyoung Kim, and Christina Kim at a winners' panel discussion
2018 NDA Winners’ Salon | Materials/Technology
Winners' panel conversation touching on topics such as the life cycle of materials, the development of new material paradigms, and the future of design resources.
Image of 2018 National Design Award winners Anne Whiston Spirn, Chad Oppenheim of Oppenheim Architecture + Design, John Christakos of Blu Dot, Michael Manfredi of Weiss/Manfredi, with Deputy Curatorial Director Matilda McQuaid
2018 NDA Winners’ Salon | Human Experience, Built Environment
An intimate conversation touching on topics such as their creative practice, challenges facing designers, and the collaborative nature of design.
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!
2017 National Design Awards in San Francisco
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, celebrates the west coast winners of the 2017 National Design Awards in San Francisco
When the Artisanal & Industrial Collide
New York-based designer Stephen Burks is known internationally for his innovative synthesis of industrial manufacturing and hand-made craft traditions.[1] He has collaborated and consulted with numerous high-profile international design brands and manufacturers, including Cappellini, Dedon, Ligne Roset, Missoni, Roche Bobois, and Swarovski, among others. Through Aid To Artisans, Burks has also partnered with craftspeople in...
Image of Mary Ping, Slow and Steady Wins the Race, accepts the 2017 National Design Award for Fashion Design, at Cooper Hewitt, on October 19, 2017
National Design Awards Gala 2017
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2017 National Design Awards Gala.