Cooper-Hewitt Kudos


The 2009 National Design Awards winners are out. The choices from Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum mark the 10th year of the program, which celebrates outstanding achievement in design.  So who took home this year's top honors?

Lifetime Achievement: Bill Moggridge

Design Mind: Amory B. Lovins

Corporate Achievement: Walker Art Center
Finalists: Dwell Magazine and Heath Ceramics

Architecture Design: SHoP Architects
Finalists: Architecture Research Office and Michael Maltzan

Communication Design: The New York Times Graphics Department
Finalists: Hoefler & Frere-Jones and Project Projects

Fashion Design: Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection
Finalists: Thom Browne and Rodarte

Interaction Design: Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection
Finalists: Potion and Lisa Strausfeld

Interior Design: TsAO & MCKOWN Architects
Finalists: Ali Tayar and Work AC

Landscape Design: Hood Design
Finalists: Andrea Cochran and Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Product Design: Boym Partners
Finalists: Salvor Projects and Smart Design

This year's winners were chosen by a jury of creative heavyweights including John Maeda, chair, president of RISD; Stephen Frykholm, vice president and creative director, Herman Miller; Michael Maharam, principal, Maharam; Marissa mayer, vice president of search products and user research, Google; Sigi Moeslinger, parnter, Antenna Design; Monica Ponce de Leon, dean, University of Michigan and principal of Office dA; Ralph Rucci, principal, Chado Ralph Rucci; Margaret Stewart, user experience manager, YouTube; Marc Tsurumaki, principal, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis; and Michael Van Valkenburge, principal, Michal Van Valkenburgh, Associates. 

In addition to recognizing this year's honorees this fall, Cooper-Hewitt will also present "Design USA: Contemporary Innovation," an exhibition celebration the work of Design Awards honorees over the last decade.

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PS – Pictured above (clickwise from top left): Pop Burger, by Ali Tayar/Parallel Design, photo by Joshua McHugh; Public Farm 1 by WORKac, photo by Elizabeth Felicella; Suntec City by Tsao & McKown, photo by Richard Bryant/Arcaid; Pop Burger; Creative Time Offices by WORKac, photo by Elizabeth Felicella; and The Omnia, by WORKac, photogy Bruno Augsburger.

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