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National Design Museum names winners of 11th Annual National Design Awards

on Thursday,June 17,2010 22:06

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Many art forms have award ceremonies that are viewed as the apex of their craft. For film actors it is the Academy Awards, musicians have the Grammys and professionals within the field of design have the National Design Awards. Funded by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the awards recognize the finest achievements of designers in fields like architecture, fashion, interior design and landscape, and have just recently announced this year's winners of the prestigious accolades.

Speaking at a press conference earlier in the week, Cooper-Hewitt director Bill Moggridge highlighted the skills and abilities of those names recognized by the awards.

"The context in which designers and design thinkers operate is expanding all the time, as evidenced by the work of these award winners," said Moggridge. "These design pioneers are committed to shaping how we live through design and their work truly responds to the pressing issues of the day."

In the category of architectural design, Kieran Timberlake took top honors, while fashion honors went to California-based design house Rodarte. William Sofield captured the interior design prize while landscape went to the James Corner Field Operations.

The awards will also honor those that have devoted their lives to their craft with the lifetime achievement award, with this year's honors going to noted designer Jane Thompson.
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