Renowned textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen received the Director’s Award, which recognizes exceptional support and patronage within the design community. Pictured is his Bojangles pattern from 1967.
Every year, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum celebrates the best of American design through its National Design Awards: The 2015 winners were announced this morning. Shown here is the Denver Central Library, designed by the late Michael Graves, who received the Lifetime Achievement award.
The award for Corporate & Institutional Achievement went to Heath Ceramics, which designed these summer bud vases.
New York–based MOS Architects received the award for Architecture Design. Pictured is the firm’s Floating House in Lake Huron, Canada, built in 2008.
Project Projects was recognized for Communication Design. In 2010 and 2012, the studio devised the exhibition and marketing materials for shows at Architecture Workroom Brussels and BOZAR Brussels.
Housing and community development leader Rosanne Haggerty won the Design Mind award. Working with Unity of Greater New Orleans and HCI Architecture, Haggerty designed the Rosa F. Keller Building in New Orleans, which provides 60 units and on-site services for formerly homeless disabled people and low-income workers.
Fashion collective ThreeAsFour, which conceived the wardrobe for Björk’s 2011 Biophilia tour, received the award for Fashion Design.
The Los Angeles-based Commune won the award for Interior Design. The collective renovated and decorated the interiors of this 1920s Spanish Colonial residence in Los Feliz.
The award for Interaction Design went to John Underkoffler, known for his I/O Bulb and Luminous Room visualization system. An early version from 1997–99 is pictured here.
Stephen Burks was recognized for Product Design. Pictured is one of his LED lighting collections, handmade in Spain.
Coen + Partners received the Landscape Architecture award. Shown is the firm’s work at the Speckmann House in Saint Paul, Minnesota.