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And the 2013 National Design Award winners are…
Cooper-Hewitt is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 National Design Awards: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT James Wines DESIGN MIND Michael Sorkin CORPORATE & INSTITUTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT TED ARCHITECTURE DESIGN Studio Gang Architects COMMUNICATION DESIGN Paula Scher FASHION DESIGN Behnaz Sarafpour INTERACTION DESIGN Local Projects INTERIOR DESIGN Aidlin Darling Design LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Margie Ruddick PRODUCT DESIGN NewDealDesign...
The National Design Awards
What are the National Design Awards? What makes the Awards unique and important to the country and the world? Acclaimed designers and design thinkers Massimo Vignelli, Debbie Millman, Steven Heller, Walter Hood, Davin Stowell and Isabel & Ruben Toledo explain in this short piece about the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Awards, its meaning and legacy.
2011 NYC and DC Teen Design Fair
Now in it’s second year, the Teen Design Fair is one of the best new parts of the National Design Awards. Held annually in Washington, D.C. and in New York City, The Fair invites hundreds of local teens to learn about careers from a diverse array of design professionals. Design colleges from around the country...
Nominate Now for the 2012 National Design Awards!
  The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is pleased to announce an open call for nominations for the thirteenth annual National Design Awards [http://www.cooperhewitt.org/nda] program honoring lasting achievement in American design. Each year, the Awards recognize excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life across a range of disciplines. Award categories include Lifetime Achievement,...
2011 National Design Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award – Matthew Carter
The 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award honors Matthew Carter. Over the last fifty years, Matthew has designed some of the most recognizable typefaces used today, including Bell Centennial, which reduced paper use in telephone books, and the screen fonts Verdana, Tahoma, and Georgia, designed for Microsoft. As a Principal of Carter & Cone Type, he now...
2011 National Design Awards: Interior Design Award – Shelton, Mindel & Associates
Shelton, Mindel & Associates is this year’s recipient of the Interior Design Award. Established in 1978, the firm is a leader in architectural, interior, and product solutions. Peter Shelton and Lee Mindel have applied their passion for building unified environments to the firm’s portfolio of projects, which includes the design of the Polo/Ralph Lauren headquarters...
2011 National Design Awards: People’s Design Award – Design Matters on Design Observer
The 2011 People’s Design Award goes to Design Matters on Design Observer. Created by Debbie Millman, Design Matters is a free podcast about design and culture. Featuring interviews with designers, artists, and cultural leaders, the show offers incredible insight into the lives and careers of some of the greatest design minds. The show is now...
2011 National Design Awards: Architecture Design Award – Architecture Research Office
This year’s Architecture Design Award winner is Architecture Research Office. Founded in 1993, ARO is led by Stephen Cassell, Adam Yarinsky, and Kim Yao. Utilizing research and analysis to drive design, ARO works with a diverse array of clients to design architecture that unites the conceptual and the pragmatic with a strong, coherent vision. The...
2011 National Design Awards: Communication Design Award – Rick Valicenti
The 2011 winner for Communication Design is Rick Valicenti. Rick’s graphics bristle with innovation, imagination, curiosity, and craft. He has been a leading presence in design as a practitioner, an educator, and a mentor. In 1988, he founded Thirst, a Chicago-based design collaborative devoted to art, function, and authentic human presence. The Communication Design Award...