National Design Award, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, trophy design by Winterhouse, 2000
It is a great honor here on Design Observer to recognize the achievement of our peer, Michael Bierut. We have been design friends and collaborators for close to twenty years. Nearly five years ago, Michael took a leap of faith and joined us in founding this blog. He inspired, amused and challenged us then, and he continues to do so today.
The National Design Awards were announced today, and Michael is the recipient of the Design Mind award. We can think of no more suitable award for this writer, critic and working designer.
The National Design Awards are a program of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Read on for a complete list of winners and honorees.Lifetime Achievement
Charles HarrisonCorporate Achievement
Finalists: Bruce Nussbuam and Michael SorkinArchitecture Design
Finalists: LOT-EK and Weiss/ManfrediCommunications Design
Finalists: Stephen Doyle and Prologue FilmsFashion Design
Finalists: Thom Browne and Zac PosenInterior Design
Finalists: Deborah Berke & Partners and Diane LewisLandscape Design
Finalists: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and Stoss Landscape UrbanismProduct Design
Finalists: Boym Partners and Karim Rashid2008 Jury
Tim Brown, jury chair and chief executive officer and president, IDEO
James Carpenter, principal, James Carpenter Design Associates
Francisco Costa, creative director, Calvin Klein Collection for women, Calvin Klein
Camilo Pardo, design chief, Special Vehicles Team & Living Legends Studio, Ford Motor Co.
Mark Robbins, dean, Syracuse University School of Architecture
Georgianna Stout, founding partner and creative director, 2x4
Raquel Tudela, global creative director, Bloomberg L.P.
Lauren Zalaznick, president, Bravo and Oxygen Media