DtM on the National Design Award Gallery
This year Design that Matters (DtM) has had the honour to win the "Corporate and Institutional Achievement" category for the National Design Awards, an award which we have been a finalist for the past two years. The National Design Awards is a program of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, recognizing excellence across a variety of disciplines.
This award recognizes a corporation or institution that uses design as a strategic tool of its mission and helps to advance the relationship between design and quality of life. DtM was recognized for its work over the last eight years in partnering with social entrepreneurs to design products that address basic needs in developing countries. Prior awardees and finalists in this category include Apple Computer, Patagonia, Nike, Google, Jet Blue and Knoll.
To promote this years award winners the Cooper-Hewitt has partnered with the Behance network, an online portfolio platform. We encourage you to check out or new Behance portfolio, hosted by the National Design Awards, and see some of the newest pictures of Firefly in the field. Also for the first time in DtM history we have created a whole section about our approach and vision to design with images of the DtM community working in the field.
Check it out and let us know what you think!
ABOUT COOPER-HEWITT, NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Founded in 1897, the museum has been a branch of the Smithsonian since 1967. The museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational programs, exhibitions and publications.
2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards
Cooper-Hewitt Press Release
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