Weekend Design Porn: "Design USA" at the Cooper-Hewitt

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum opens "Design USA," showing off winners of the National Design Awards in the last 10 years.

Design USA

Today, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum throws open the doors on Design USA: Contemporary Innovation. The sprawling exhibition is meant to celebrate the 10 anniversary of the National Design Awards; it includes all 75+ winners who've earned the laurel in the past decade. If you're looking for a workable survey of who's who in American design, this would be it—the disciplines included run from architecture, to fashion, to product design. The show—which was designed by 2004 awardee 2x4—runs through April 4, but this opening happens coincide with National Design Week, a slate of events that will culminate in an awards gala for the 2009 winners.

Here's some of the work you can look forward to, in the exhibit. (Above: One of Stefan Sagmeister's typeface experiments.)

Aveda's Uruku make-up packaging—part of a line that's been a leader in the sustainability movement:

Design USA

A kinetic building facade by New Kahn (for video of some of his amazing works, click here):

Design USA

Milton Glaser's famous illustration of Bob Dylan (Glaser was a Lifetime Achievement awardee):

Design USA

An interior by architects Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis:

Design USA

A Nike track shoe, from 2007:

Design USA

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  • r edgerton

    sadly, i think that interior (a coffeeshop in hell's kitchen) shuttered a few years ago. the walls were cool, layers of industrial felt.