Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announces winners and finalists of the 11th Annual National Design Awards, which recognize excellence across a variety of disciplines.
The Product Design Award is given to an individual or firm for exceptional and exemplary work in the design of consumer goods, technology, or home and office furnishings.
This year, the award has been given to Smart Design.
Founded in 1980, Smart Design is a multidisciplinary design consultancy led by Davin Stowell and Tom Dair. Smart Design uses insight and innovation to develop consumer products that meet peoples’ needs, answer market demands, and solve critical manufacturing challenges. Projects are designed with a focus on connecting with the end user and have included OXO Good Grips kitchen tools, the SmartGauge instrument cluster for the Ford Fusion Hybrid, New York City taxi graphics, medical devices for UCB, and HP Photosmart compact photo printers.
OXO Good Grips Kitchen Tools
Starting a revolution, one potato peeler
at a time.
New York Taxi Graphics
Checkered past, bold new vision.
Johnson & Johnson Reach Wondergrip
Designed for kids, not miniature grown-ups.
Johnson & Johnson Operating Gowns
Breathable protection in the OR.
UCB/OXO Cimzia® Prefilled Syringe
Cimzia® is an innovative biological
medication that can greatly alleviate the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease
and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The 2010 National Design Award nominations were solicited from a committee of more than 2,500 designers, educators, journalists, cultural figures and corporate leaders from every state in the nation.