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Cooper-Hewitt 2007 National Design Awards Gala


Monica Ponce de Leon, Paul Thompson, Cooper-Hewitt director; Nader Tehrani, and Eduardo Xol.

Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum celebrated the eighth annual National Design Awards with a ceremony and dinner at the museum on October 18 in New York City.
 
Designer Eduardo Xol from ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" was the emcee of the Gala. Award Presenters included Paul Simon, presenting the Communications Design Award to Chip Kidd; Jonathan Adler presenting the Fashion Design Award to Rick Owens; Murray Moss presenting the Design Patron Award to Maharam; Deedie Rose presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Antoine Predock; Richard Gluckman presenting the Architecture Design Award to Office dA; and Isaac Mizrahi presenting the second annual People's Design Award.

National Design Award winners and nominees attending the Gala included Apple's Jonathan Ive, winner, Product Design; Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen, winner, Corporate Achievement; Michael and Stephen Maharam, winners, Design Patron; Phillip Lim, finalist, Fashion Design; David Rockwell, finalist, Interior Design.

Other attendees included Gala chair Richard Meier; Gala vice-chairs Yves Béhar and Beth Comstock; After Party Committee members Liz Lange, Celerie Kemble, Dylan Lauren, Tory Burch, and Lela Rose; Cooper-Hewitt trustees Dinny Morse, Elizabeth Ainslie, Madeleine Rudin Johnson, and Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz.


Murray Moss, Michael Maharam, Stephen Maharam, and Franklin Getchel.


Richard Meier, Paul Herzan, Caroline Baumann, and Kurt Andersen


Deedie Rose and Antoine Predock.


Simon Doonan, Eduardo Xol, and Jonathan Adler.


Blake Mycoski of TOMS Shoes and Isaac Mizrahi.


Rick Owens and Paul Thompson.


David Lewis, Paul Lewis, Elizabeth Diller, and Marc Tsurumaki.


Beth Rudin De Woody and Jonathan Adler.


Paul Simon.

Caroline Baumann and Amanda Sykes.


Amelia Vicini and Rafe Totengco.

Photos: © Patrick McMullan
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