The winners of the National Design Awards, now in its 13th year, were announced yesterday by Cooper-Hewitt director Bill Moggridge. The cross-discipline award recipients will be honored at a gala dinner on October 17th in New York. The awards were established to promote innovation and excellence in design and are accompanied by a variety of public education programs, panels, discussions and events.
Lifetime Achievement: Richard Saul Wurman, architect
Interior Design: Clive Wilkinson Architects
Architecture Design: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Landscape Architecture: Stoss Landscape Urbanism
Fashion Design: Thom Browne
Product Design: Scott Wilson
Communications Design: Rebeca Méndez
Design Mind: Janine Benyus, biologist
National Design Week runs from October 13-21 with the aim of promoting a better understanding of the role that design plays in daily life. It is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of Target. The National Design Awards are supported in part by Behance. Media sponsorship for the National Design Awards is provided by Fast Company. The National Design Award Trophies were created by The Corning Museum of Glass, in collaboration with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
National Design Awards and National Design Week professional supporters include AIGA | the professional association for design, American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, American Society of Interior Designers, American Society of Landscape Architects, Architecture and Design Film Festival, Industrial Designers Society of America New York City and Interaction Design Association.