Celebrate National Design Week 2016

National Design Award Winners

If you use AutoCAD, you care about design. Find inspiration, educational resources, and some hands-down gorgeous, innovative design work during Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Week 2016, running October 15-23.

National Design Week: Nataionl Design Awards Winners

Courtesy: Cooper Hewitt

What is National Design Week?

Now celebrating its tenth year, National Design Week leads up to the National Design Awards, which “honor lasting achievement in American design.” And who better to honor designers than Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, whose permanent collection spans “thirty centuries of historic and contemporary design, including the world’s coolest officea large snail shell, snakes, a dragon and four bearded mena cone propped up on a bencha pair of colorful handsa mysterious tv, and a perpetual calendar.”

National Design Week: United States Institute of Peace / Timothy Hursley via Cooper Hewitt

Courtesy: Timothy Hursley via Cooper Hewitt

Design Across America

While the main National Design Week events (all of which are free, with the exception of Thursday’s Awards Gala Benefit) take place at the museum’s location on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, there are celebrations happening all over the US as part of Design Across America. Find out what’s happening near you.

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