AWARDS: 2006 National Design Honors Announced

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Art by Syd Mead
Art by Syd Mead
The winners of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum's 2006 National Design Awards, now in its seventh year, have been announced. Among the recipients is Nike, which won in the Corporate Achievement category, for its "30 years of products designed to help athletes of all disciplines and skill levels perform at their optimum," says Cooper-Hewitt director Paul Warwick Thompson. Other honorees include architect Paolo Soleri, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Bill Stumpf of Minneapolis-based Stumpf Weber Associates, winner of the Product Design Award. Seen here are some cartoons by veteran illustrator and conceptual designer Syd Mead, recipient of a Special Jury Commendation, whose futuristic concepts have enhanced films like Blade Runner , Aliens and Tron. See www.sydmead.com for more. The National Design Award finalists and winners will be honored at a gala dinner at the Cooper-Hewitt on Oct. 18; see www.cooperhewitt.org/NDA/2006 for all the results.
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