Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge announced the winners and finalists of the 12th annual National Design Awards program, which recognize excellence across a variety of disciplines including Interior Design, Architecture Design, Landscape Architecture, Product Design, among others.
The award recipients will be honored at a gala dinner Thursday, Oct. 20, at Pier Sixty in New York. Vice chairs of the gala are Deborah Buck, Amita Chatterjee, Beth Comstock, Alice Gottesman, Chris Hacker, Ambra Medda, Richard Meier, William Sofield, Lizzie Tisch and Judy Francis Zankel. First Lady Michelle Obama serves as the Honorary Patron for this year’s National Design Awards.
The 2011 jury was composed of a diverse group of designers and educators from around the nation, including: Andrew Blauvelt, Walker Art Center; June Cohen, TED Media; Jamie Drake, Drake Design Associates; Terry Guen, Terry Guen Design Associates Inc.; David Kusuma, Tupperware Brands Corporation; Jennifer Morla, Morla Design; Lela Rose, Lela Rose; Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, Billie Tsien Architects; and Patrick Whitney, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology.
The 2011 National Design Award recipients are:
For a full list of winners, click here.
"As the nation’s design museum, Cooper-Hewitt raises awareness that design is everywhere." said Moggridge. "The work of this year’s National Design Awards winners represents extraordinary solutions to the design problems central to the landscape of daily life, from how we dress, shape our personal and private spaces, frame communication and interact with the world at large."
National Design Week will be held Oct. 15–23. Educational programming surrounding the 2011 National Design Awards, which includes the Educator Open House, the Teen Design Fair in New York and the Teen Design Fair in Washington, D.C.