Join us as National Design Week kicks off in NYC!  We’ll be on hand for a number of events:

October 13, 11-4 pm

Design Fest

Cooper Hewitt kicks off National Design Week with a day of free museum admission and hands-on activities led by National Design Award winners and guest designers.  Ian Downing will be on hand leading a fun, hands-on design activity.

Audiences of all ages are invited to play designer and tackle design challenges in workshops, learn new design skills and explore the museum.

October 16 @ 3:30

Teen Design Access Workshop & Fair

Join our Bryan Chou and Cooper Hewitt educators for an afternoon workshop for teens exploring the field of design. Attendees will develop an understanding of the design process and professional opportunities in the field of design then will participate in roundtable discussions with winners of the National Design Awards, other professional designers, and college representatives.

October 17 @ 5:00

National Design Awards | Winners’ Salon | Materials & Technology

This year’s National Design Award winners Christina Kim, Neri Oxman, and Mikyoung Kim discuss the interplay of technology and materials in design. This intimate conversation will touch on topics such as the life cycle of materials, the development of new material paradigms, and the future of design resources.

To register:

October 18 @ 6:00

National Design Awards Gala

Honor this year’s National Design Award winners by attending the Gala in New York City on Thursday, October 18, 2018. All proceeds support Cooper Hewitt’s programs that educate, inspire, and empower people through design.

To purchase tickets: