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Kickstarter, Telfar among 2020 National Design Award winners

NEW YORK (PRNewswire) -- Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced the winners of the 2020 National Design Awards at a virtual gala last week.

The 21st class of National Design Award winners were honored for design innovation and impact in nine categories.

This year's recipients are:

  • Kickstarter, Design Visionary

  • Sponge Park, Climate Action

  • Studio One Eighty Nine, Emerging Designer

  • Snøhetta, Architecture

  • Scott Dadich, Communication Design

  • Design I/O, Digital Design

  • TELFAR, Fashion Design

  • OJB Landscape Architecture, Landscape Architecture

  • Catapult Design, Product Design

"From shaping our parks and buildings to transforming the creative infrastructure and the ways we tell our stories, the remarkable work of this year's winners demonstrates the power of design in everyday life," said John Davis, interim director of the museum.

"The virtual gala welcomed viewers from around the world and launched the first of a suite of programs during National Design Month aimed at broadening access to the vision of these leading designers and connecting people of all ages with the importance of design."

Hosted by Bobby Berk, interior design expert and Emmy-nominated host of Netflix's Queer Eye, the virtual National Design Awards gala featured short films highlighting the work and impact of the winners and was open for all to watch free of charge. The full broadcast can be viewed online at

The gala served as the kick off to National Design Month, which will spotlight the work of the award winners through free educational programming for design enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. More information and registration are available at

About Cooper Hewitt Cooper Hewitt is America's design museum. Inclusive, innovative and experimental, the museum's dynamic exhibitions, education programs, master's program, publications and online resources inspire, educate and empower people through design. For more information, visit

SOURCES: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, PRNewswire

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