Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

National Design Awards

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On Thursday, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announced the winners of its 11th annual National Design Awards. The program honors individuals and organizations across a variety of creative platforms, which this year included Lifetime Achievement, Design Mind, Corporate and Institutional Achievement, Architecture Deisgn, Communication Design, Fashion Design, Interaction Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, and Product Design. We were excited to see some of our favorites—KierenTimberlake, Aidlin Darling Design, Andrea Cochran, Frog Design—among the winners and finalists and congratulate all the honorees, who will be feted on October 14 in New York.

Watch our slideshow to see this year's winners and examples of their work.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Jane Thompson. An editor, designer, and planner, Thompson's CV includes…
Jane and Benjamin Thompson collaborated to create Design Research (the Cambridge, Massachusetts, store is shown here)…
Ralph Caplan was honored with the Design Mind Award, which recognizes "visionary individuals or firms that have…
Among Caplan's works were By Design: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors int he Hotel Louis XIV and Other…
The U.S. Green Building Council, which created the LEED program, was given the Corporate and Institutional Achievement…
Design that Matters was one of two finalists for the Corporate and Institutional Achievement Award. The non-profit…
OXO was the other finalist for the Corporate and Institutional Achievement Award. The company creates products based on…
Loblolly House, Location: Taylor's Island MD, Architect: KieranTimberlake. Contemporary house on stilts in the pine…
One of the two finalists of the Architecture Design Award was Texas-based firm Lake|Flato Architects, founded by David…
The second finalist for the Architecture Design Award was North-Carolina non-profit organization Design Corps, founded…
Machiavelli: The Discourses was a project constructed by Doyle Partners in 2007 that lead to several similar…
John Jay, global executive creative director and partner of Wieden+Kennedy advertising agency was named a finalist for…
Pictured here, album covers created by John Jay's advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy. Art by Mahro, Solobongnu-sensei.
The other finalist for the Communication Design Award was Maira Kalman, a designer, author, and artist best known for…
Kalman's illustrations have graced many a New Yorker cover. Here, a piece called New Yorkistan, published in 2001.…
RODARTE FW10 NEW YORK 02/16/2010
Behnaz Sarafpour was one of two finalists for the Fashion Design Award. Pictured here is Sarafpour's Gold Knotted…
The other finalist for the Fashion Design Award was Proenza Schouler, a design house comprising Lazaro Hernandez and…
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