Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational and curatorial programming.
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The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility
The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility, on view at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum from December 14 through March 31, will feature 40 projects that explore salient topics around the future of mobility and the urban environment. The exhibition will be punctuated with six provocations and a…
Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color at Cooper Hewitt
Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color, on view at the Cooper Hewitt through January 13, explores the elusive, complex phenomenon of color perception and how it has captivated artists, designers, scientists and philosophers.
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision exhibition, on view at the Cooper Hewitt from April 13 through October 28, will feature inclusive, interactive installations created in collaboration with contemporary designers. The exhibition invites visitors to encounter design with all their senses through several…
Cooper Hewitt to Host Symposium on Designing Accessible Cities
Cooper Hewitt, in partnership with New York City's Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, will host a daylong symposium focused on designing accessible cities. Speakers and panelists will explore the barriers that make cities inaccessible and the innovations that promote intentional user-focused…
Cooper Hewitt Announces 2017 National Design Award Winners
Cooper Hewitt has announced the winners of the 18th National Design Awards. The accolade recognizes design excellence & innovation in 11 categories, and aims to promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world.
National High School Design Competition: Good for All
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has today launched its second nationwide competition for high school students. Organized in collaboration with Target, "National High School Design Competition: Good for All" invites students to submit design ideas that improve access to healthy, fresh foods for…
Winners of the 17th Annual National Design Awards
Cooper Hewitt has announced the winners of the 2016 National Design Awards. The accolade recognizes excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines in 11 categories.
2014 People's Design Award
Cooper Hewitt has launched the 2014 the People's Design Award. Design enthusiasts are invited to view the 20 nominees and vote once per day for their favorite product.
Winners of the 2014 National Design Awards
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum revealed the winners of the 2014 National Design Awards.
People's Design Award 2013
The 2013 People's Design Award is now open for public vote. The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Smithsonian magazine invite public to vote for their favorite design from a pool of 20 works.
Cooper-Hewitt Announces New Acquisitions to the Collection
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announced several acquisitions, including a key early example of bentwood furniture by Marcel Breuer and Alexander Girard's armchair for Braniff International Airways.
Garden Design: The Art of Color, Variety and Form
Cooper-Hewitt Design Center yesterday hosted Marie Warsh, landscape historian and Director of Preservation Planning for the Central Park Conservancy for a talk about the history and design of the Conservatory Garden in Central Park, as part of its Harlem Focus Series.
Caroline Baumann Named Director of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Caroline Baumann has been named director of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, effective June 16.
Learning the ABCs of Design
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate NYCxDesign with several educational initiatives, including a programmatic takeover of Public School 3 in lower Manhattan, Design Tales for toddlers and a design expo for teachers.
Design and Social Impact: A Cross-Sectoral Agenda for Design Education, Research and Practice
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has released the white paper Design and Social Impact: A cross-sectoral agenda for design education, research and practice.
DesignFile: Cooper-Hewitt Launches New eBook Series
DesignFile is a new line of e-books on design writing and research launched by Cooper-Hewitt and published in consortium with academic and institutional partners, including Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Parsons The New School for Design and the School of Visual Arts.
Object of the Day
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has launched a new section of its website that features a new collection work daily and draws from more than 217,000 objects spanning 30 centuries in four curatorial departments - Drawings, Prints and Graphic Design, Product Design and Decorative…
National Design Week 2012
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will host its seventh annual National Design Week from October 13 through 21.
Bill Moggridge Passes Away at 69
Bill Moggridge, director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum since 2010, died Sept. 8, following a battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.
Cooper-Hewitt to Host Series of Graphic Design - Now in Production Programs
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will offer a series of public programs in conjunction with the exhibition Graphic Design-Now in Production, on view at Governors Island, through Sept 3, to engage the public in design conversations and activities.
Design Week NYC: New Online Guide for Design-Related Events During ICFF
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has launched a new website, highlighting design-related events around the city during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
Bill's Design Talks 2012
Bill's Design Talks, a vibrant conversation and presentation series moderated by Cooper-Hewitt director Bill Moggridge, resumes in February and continues through June at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at New York Public Radio.
Seb Chan Joins Cooper-Hewitt as Director of Digital and Emerging Media
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum appointed Seb Chan as director of digital and emerging media, effective Nov. 28.
Stamps of Approval Exhibition at the Smithsonian Castle
A traveling exhibition featuring the work of American industrial designers recognized by the U.S. Postal Service in a new series of Forever stamps will open at the Smithsonian Castle.
Fifth Annual National Design Week
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will host its fifth annual National Design Week from October 9 through October 17.
Recent Acquisitions: Digital Typography
"Recent Acquisitions: Digital Typography," an installation highlighting five graphic works exploring post-modernist trends in typography, will be on view from Sept. 3 through fall 2010 at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
Bill Moggridge Named Director of Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
Bill Moggridge, designer of the first laptop computer in 1980 and co-founder of IDEO, the renowned innovation and design firm, has been named director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, effective March 2010.
Tata Nano to be Featured at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
The Tata Nano, designed to be the world's most affordable car, will be on view at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum from Feb. 18 through April 25, 2010.
Trek Lime Bike Wins the 2009 People's Design Award
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum presented its fourth People's Design Award to the Trek Lime bicycle Thursday, Oct. 22, at its 10th annual National Design Awards gala in New York.
Fourth Annual National Design Week
Launched in 2006, National Design Week is an education initiative offering free admission for all museum visitors and hosting a series of public programs surrounding the National Design Awards.
Design for a Living World
This spring, The Nature Conservancy and the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present "Design for a Living World," a traveling exhibition featuring objects created by leading designers and made from sustainable, natural materials.
2009 National Design Awards
On behalf of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, I am writing to invite you to nominate candidates for 2009 National Design Awards.
2008 National Design Week
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will host its third annual National Design Week from Oct. 19-25.
Cooper-Hewitt Opens Voting for 2008 People's Design Award
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will invite the public to express their views on what constitutes good design with the People's Design Award.
TOMS Shoes Win the 2007 People's Design Award
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum presented its second People's Design Award to TOMS Shoes on Thursday, Oct. 18th, at its eighth annual National Design Awards gala in New York.
Cooper Hewitt Announces Winner of the First Ever People's Design Award
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum presented its first ever People's Design Award to Marianne Cusato for the Katrina Cottage, Wednesday, Oct. 18, at its seventh annual National Design Awards gala.
Cooper-Hewitt Announces Winners of the Seventh Annual National Design Awards
This fall Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate significant achievements in the design world with its annual National Design Awards, now in its seventh year.
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Cooper Hewitt Unveils 20th Class of National Design Award Winners
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has just announced the 20th class of National Design Award winners.
Terreform ONE Debuts 'Monarch Sanctuary' at Cooper Hewitt Nature Exhibition
Terreform ONE has this week launched its Monarch Sanctuary exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt's National Design Triennial, Nature.
Studio Matthews Designs Latest Exhibition at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
Studio Matthews recently designed the latest exhibition at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center: Design with the 90%.
Civilization Wins Cooper Hewitt National Design Award
Civilization is a recent winner of one of the nation's highest accolades - the prestigious National Design Award in the category of Communication Design from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The studio was recognized for the powerful work coming out of their new agency model.
Late Architect and Designer Michael Graves Receives National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement
Michael Graves (1934 - 2015), the late celebrated architect and designer and founder of Michael Graves Architecture & Design has won the National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Cooper Hewitt.
Winners of 2013 National Design Awards
The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has recently unveiled the winners of the 2013 National Design Awards.
First Lady Michelle Obama to Celebrate the 2012 National Design Awards with White House Luncheon
First Lady Michelle Obama will celebrate the 2012 National Design Awards Friday, July 13, with a White House luncheon for the winners of the awards.
Winners of the 2012 National Design Awards
Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge announced the winners of the 2012 National Design Awards, which recognize excellence across a variety of disciplines.
IDSA 2012 Design Dialogue Conferences: Evolving Design Practices
This spring IDSA will explore "Evolving Design Practices" from five different angles at the "5 Design Dialogues Conferences" held in five different cities between March 30 and May 5.
Designed in USA
The Designed in USA brand certification mark is a new identifier and brand enhancer for goods, services and environments designed in the United States.
Print's Color Conference
Print Magazine today announced the first-ever Print Color Conference, taking place October 4-6, in New York City.
Hispanic Professionals in the Arts: Mesa Redonda
The Division of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) announced Hispanic Professionals in the Arts: Mesa Redonda, the inaugural event in a series of lectures and panel discussions featuring some of New York's most accomplished Latino creative professionals.
2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards Shortlist
Showcasing a year in design, the fourth annual Brit Insurance Design Awards features an international shortlist ranging from Yves Behar's Swarovski Chandeliers to concrete Emergency Shelters designed in Wales.
Bill Moggridge Wins 2010 Prince Philip Designers Prize
The man who changed the way many of us live and work by designing the world's first laptop computer - Bill Moggridge RDI - has been named the winner of the 2010 Prince Philip Designers Prize by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at a ceremony at the Design Council.
SKD's Zon Hearing Aid Selected for Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Triennial
A hearing aid designed by Stuart Karten Design for Starkey Laboratories has been selected for inclusion in the National Design Triennial: Why Design Now? exhibition on view at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York.
Stuart Karten Design's Zon Hearing Aid Wins 2008 Cooper-Hewitt People's Design Award
The Zon hearing aid, designed by Stuart Karten Design for Starkey, has been honored with the 2008 People's Design Award, presented by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.