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National Design Week


October 18–24, 2009

National Design Week

Launched in 2006, National Design Week is an education initiative offering free admission for all museum visitors and hosting a series of public programs surrounding the National Design Awards.

The National Design Awards and National Design Week
are made possible by the generous sponsorship of Target
Teen Design Fair

Teen Design Fair

OCTOBER 19, 2009, 4:00–6:30 p.m.
TheTimesCenter (Map)
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10018

New York City teens are invited to learn about careers from over thirty professionals working in the fields of fashion, industrial design, architecture, multimedia, and graphic design. Design colleges from around the country will be on hand to provide admissions and financial aid information. Meet Tim Gunn and top designers from all fields.



Tim GunnTim Gunn

Tim Gunn is the Chief Creative Officer at Liz Claiborne Inc. For more than two decades he has served as Dean, Director of Admissions, and Chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design. He is the co-host of Lifetime TV’s Project Runway and the author of Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style.


The Business of Design

The Business of Design

OCTOBER 20, 2009, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
TheTimesCenter (Map)
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10018

Business leaders discuss how design impacts their overall strategy and affects their bottom line. Moderated by Daniel H. Pink, the panelists will discuss the role of design thinking in the workplace as it relates to consumer goods as well as overall company vision. Please join us at the New York Times Center for this FREE event. Continental breakfast buffet from 8:00 – 8:30am. Registration at the door.

Moderator: Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

Panelists include:

  • Bill Moggridge, 2009 Lifetime Achievement National Design Award Winner, co-founder of IDEO
  • Sam Lucente, Vice President of Design, Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Jeanne Liedtka, Professor, University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business

National Design Awards Winners’ Panel

National Design Awards Winners' Panel

OCTOBER 20, 2009, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
TheTimesCenter (Map)
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10018

2009 National Design Award winners participate in a panel discussion about their inspiration and drive as designers and the state of contemporary design in America. Please join us for this FREE event from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the New York Times Center. REGISTER ONLINE

Moderator: Walter Hood, HOOD Design, Landscape Design Winner

Panelists include:

  • Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute, Design Mind Winner
  • Andrew Blauvelt, Walker Arts Center, Corporate / Institutional Winner
  • Christopher Sharples, SHoP Architects, Architecture Winner
  • Laurene Boym, Boym Partners, Product Design Winner
  • Calvin Tsao, TsAO & McKOWN Architects, Interior Design Winner
  • Jeff Han, Perceptive Pixel, Interaction Design Winner
  • Steve Duenes, New York Times Graphics Department, Communications Design Winner

Objectified  Film Screening

Objectified Film Screening

OCTOBER 21, 2009 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (Map)
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128

On Wednesday, October 21 join us for a free film screening of Gary Hustwit’s design documentary, Objectified. Objectified, which features many of the designers in Design USA: Contemporary Innovation, is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. Screenings at 1:30pm and 3:30pm will be free of charge. Registration is closed

National Design Awards Gala and After-Party

National Design Awards Gala & After-Party

OCTOBER 22, 2009
Cipriani 42nd Street (Map)
110 E 42nd St
New York, NY

Cooper-Hewitt celebrates the 2009 National Design Awards with its annual Awards ceremony and dinner held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. After-Party & Gala ticket information