This year's recipitents are:
Lifetime Achievement: Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar
Design Mind: Witold Rybczynski
Corporate & Institutional Achievement: Etsy
Architecture Design: Brooks + Scarpa
Communication Design: Office
Fashion Design: Narciso Rodriguez
Interaction Design: Aaron Koblin
Interior Design: Roman and Williams Building and Interiors
Landscape Architecture: Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture
Product Design: LUNAR
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 design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world. The awards are accompanied each year by a variety of public education programmes, including special events, panel discussions and workshops. First Lady Michelle Obama serves as the Honorary Patron for this year’s National Design Awards.
Through programmes like the National Design Awards, the museum fulfills its mission to educate, inspire and empower people through design, locally, nationally and globally, and we look forward to opening the doors to the new Cooper-Hewitt later this year. As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the programme, I am delighted to welcome this new class of extraordinary designers, each of whom represent the very best in their discipline and demonstrate design’s power to affect the quality of our life, community, economy and environment, says Baumann.