A decade of design

The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, in New York, is celebrating the accomplishment of winners honoured during the first 10 years of its prestigious National Design Awards. A comprehensive exhibition — entitled Design USA: Contemporary Innovation — features the work of more than 75 award winners for outstanding achievements in design (interior, product, communication, landscape, corporate, interaction, architecture and fashion).

“Design USA features objects from a pivotal moment in American design,” says Cooper-Hewitt curatorial director Cara McCarty, “a renaissance in which designers expanded beyond traditional boundaries as witnessed by the explosion of digital technology, material innovations and interdisciplinary collaborations.” This is the first time an exhibition has been devoted exclusively to National Design Awards winners.

On view in Cooper-Hewitt’s first-floor galleries, Design USA: Contemporary Innovation continues through Apr. 4.