National Design Awards: And the winners are….
This year’s winners of the 10th Annual National Design Awards were announced yesterday at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Among the top designers are Tsao & McKown Architects for interior design, SHoP Architects for architecture, and Boym Partners for product designer.
Other disciplines to be honored include: fashion, landscape, corporate, communication, and a new interaction design category, recognizing work using digital technology. Winners will be feted at a gala dinner on October 22 at Cipriani in New York.
Read on for a list of honorees.
The 2009 National Design Award recipients are:
Interior Design: Tsao & McKown Architects
The Interior Design Award is awarded to Tsao & McKown Architects. Partners Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown have demonstrated that the design of environments can best be served when building design and interior design are conceived as a whole, as evidenced by the unique sense of seamlessness between outside and inside exhibited in their many celebrated projects.
Architecture Design: SHoP Architects
The Architecture Design Award, which recognizes work in commercial, public or residential architecture, is given to SHoP Architects. The 60-person practice, founded by its five principals in 1996, has been a leader in the transformation of intricate theoretical design into easily understood construction models by rethinking architectural practice.
Fashion Design: Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection
Recognizing work in clothing, accessory or footwear design, the Fashion Design Award is presented to Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection. Costa has worked since 2002 as the women’s creative director of Calvin Klein Collection.
Landscape Design: Hood Design
The recipient of the Landscape Design Award, which is presented for work in urban planning or park and garden design, is Hood Design. Hood Design was established by Walter Hood in 1992, in Oakland, Calif. The firm is committed to issues that address the re-construction of urban landscapes within towns and cities.
Interaction Design: Perceptive Pixel Inc.
The Interaction Design Award, given for exceptional work using digital technology, is awarded to Perceptive Pixel Inc. Perceptive Pixel is dedicated to the research, development and deployment of multitouch interfaces for the knowledge worker.
Communication Design: The New York Times Graphics Department
The Communication Design Award, which honors work in graphic or multimedia design, is presented to The New York Times Graphics Department. The New York Times has a long history of groundbreaking information graphics. From Sept. 11, 2001, when the department produced scores of maps and diagrams explaining the attacks and their aftermath, to the 2008 presidential election when the desk built the interactive maps on nytimes.com, the Times Graphics Department provides readers with a visual way to understand the news.
Corporate Achievement: Walker Art Center
The Corporate Achievement Award recognizes a corporation or institution that uses design as a strategic tool of its mission and helps to advance the relationship between design and quality of life. The 2009 Award is presented, for the first time, to a not-for-profit cultural institution, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Through hundreds of groundbreaking exhibitions, publications and presentations by designers worldwide, the Walker presents the value of design to the general public.
Lifetime Achievement: Bill Moggridge
The Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing the work of an individual who has made a long-term contribution to the practice of design, is presented to Bill Moggridge. Moggridge is a co-founder of IDEO, a global design consultancy, which works to create impact through design.
Design Mind: Amory B. Lovins
The Design Mind Award recognizes visionary individuals or firms that have affected a shift in design thinking or practice through writing, research and scholarship. The 2009 recipient is Amory B. Lovins. An American physicist and 1993 MacArthur Fellow, Lovins has been active at the nexus of energy, resources, environment, development and security in more than 50 countries for 40 years, including 14 years based in England.