New York’s Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has announced the winners and finalists of the 2009 National Design Awards, which recognize excellence across a variety of disciplines. The museum also announced the presentation of the “Design USA: Contemporary Innovation” exhibition, which celebrates the work of the honorees from the first ten years of the prestigious National Design Awards program.
First launched at the White House in 2000 as a project of the White House Millennium Council, the National Design Awards were established to promote excellence and innovation in design. The 2009 National Design Awards nominations were solicited from a committee of more than 2,500 designers, educators, journalists, cultural figures and corporate leaders from every state in the nation.
The 2009 National Design Awards recipients are:
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: Perceptive Pixel Inc
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
|The 2009 jury was composed of a diverse group of previous winners of the National Design Awards, including: John Maeda, chair, president, Rhode Island School of Design; Stephen Frykholm, vice president and creative director, Herman Miller; Michael Maharam, principal, Maharam; Marissa Mayer, vice president of search products and user experience, Google Inc.; Sigi Moeslinger, partner, Antenna Design; Monica Ponce de Leon, dean, University of Michigan (TCAUP) and principal, Office dA; Ralph Rucci, principal, Chado Ralph Rucci; Margaret Stewart, user experience manager, YouTube, a subsidiary of Google Inc.; Marc Tsurumaki, principal and co-founder, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis; Michael Van Valkenburgh, principal, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.