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Cooper Hewitt 2015 National Design Awards Gala
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Marisa Tomei, actress and presenter .  Photo by:  Rose Billings/

Marisa Tomei, Actress and Presenter

Cooper Hewitt Celebrates

 2015 National Design Awards Gala


 Jack Lenor Larsen, Director's Award.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/

 Jack Lenor Larsen, Director's Award

 Chairman of The Board and Presenter Caroline Baumann, director, Cooper a Hewitt, Smithsonian Design.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/

 Chairman of The Board and Presenter Caroline Baumann, director, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design

Ang Lee, Director and Presenter.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/

Ang Lee, Director and Presenter

David J. Skorton 13th Secretary of The Smithsonian.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/

David J. Skorton, 13th Secretary of The Smithsonian

Wadis AhluWalia, Designer and Actor.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/

Wadis AhluWalia, Designer and Actor

Rick Valicenti Judge.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/

Rick Valicenti Judge

 Alison Brendel, Marni Gerber, Jill Spitnass, Angela Snow, and Kim Kenny.  Photo by:  Rose Billings/

 Alison Brendel, Marni Gerber, Jill Spitnass, Angela Snow, and Kim Kenny

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  celebrated the 2015 National Design Awards with a ceremony and dinner at Pier Sixty in New York. Launched at the White House in 2000 as an official project of the White House Millennium Council, the annual National Design Awards celebrate design in various disciplines as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world. First Lady Michelle Obama serves as the honorary patron of the 2015 National Design Awards.
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
5:30 p.m. Media arrival
6:00 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, 23rd Street and West Side Highway, New York City

Lifetime Achievement: Michael Graves
Presenter: Meredith Vieira, journalist and television host

Director's Award: Jack Lenor Larsen
Presenter: Caroline Baumann, director, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design Mind: Rosanne Haggerty
Presenter: Alexandra A. Herzan, president and treasurer, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc. 

Corporate and Institutional Achievement: Heath Ceramics    
Presenter: Special guest to be announced 

Architecture Design: MOS Architects
Presenter: Yve-Alain Bois, professor of art history, Institute for Advanced Study

Communication Design: Project Projects
Presenter: Ben Smith, editor-in-chief, BuzzFeed

Fashion Design: threeASFOUR
Presenter: Marisa Tomei, actress

Interaction Design: John Underkoffler
Presenter: Ang Lee

Interior Design: Commune
Presenter: Julianne Moore, actress

Landscape Architecture: Coen + Partners
Presenter: Monica Ponce de Leon, architect; design director, MPdL Studio

Product Design: Stephen Burks
Presenter: Jeffrey Bernett, designer

Additional special guests in attendance will include Narciso Rodriguez, Richard Marcus, and Kurt Andersen.

Co-chairs of the 2015 gala are Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie, Scott and Erica Belsky, Beth Comstock, Vin and Erica Di Bona, Aaron Dignan, Tony Fadell, Milton Glaser, Alice Gottesman, Edward and Helen Hintz, Jon and Shigemi Iwata, Madeleine Rudin Johnson, Jon Kamen, David and Cindy Lubars, Barbara and Morton Mandel, Avi and Dorit Reichental, David Rockwell, Michael Ventura, Todd Waterbury, Judy Francis Zankel, and Norman S. Benzaquen.

Gala Décor by David Stark Design & Production

National Design Awards programming is made possible by major support from Target. Additional funding is provided by Design Within Reach, Facebook, and AMAZFIT.

National Design Award trophies are created by The Corning Museum of Glass.

ndagallery. is powered by Behance, part of the Adobe Family.

Media sponsorship is provided by Smithsonian Media.

National Design Awards and National Design Week professional supporters include AIGA, the professional association for design, American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, American Society of Interior Designers, American Society of Landscape Architects, Council of Fashion Designers of America, Decorative Furnishings Association, Industrial Designers Society of America, Interaction Design Association, and International Interior Design Association.
Created by The Corning Museum of Glass in collaboration with Cooper Hewitt, the trophy features a new take on the original twisted asterisk form, designed in 2000 by William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand.
As the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design, Cooper Hewitt educates, inspires and empowers people through design. The museum has recently undergone a transformative renovation resulting in an entirely new visitor experience and 60 percent more exhibition space to showcase one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of design works in existence



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