MOS Architects, Michael Graves among winners of the 2015 Cooper Hewitt Design Awards

Awards, Design, East
Friday, October 30, 2015
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THE COOPER HEWITT CAMPUS INCLUDES THE CARNEGIE MANSION AND GARDEN AND ADJACENT TOWNHOUSES. (COURTESY COOPER HEWITT)

THE COOPER HEWITT CAMPUS INCLUDES THE CARNEGIE MANSION AND GARDEN AND ADJACENT TOWNHOUSES. (COURTESY COOPER HEWITT)

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum started awarding a yearly Design Award in 2000. The award is a jury-selected process that includes among its ten categories honors for Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design, and for Lifetime Achievement that has been won by architects.

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Michael Graves wins Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 Cooper Hewitt Design Awards

THE COOPER HEWITT CAMPUS. (COURTESY COOPER HEWITT)

THE COOPER HEWITT CAMPUS. (COURTESY COOPER HEWITT)

The Cooper Hewitt has announced the winners of its 16th annual National Design Awards. The program was launched in 2000 as part of the White House Millennium Council to “promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world.” First Lady Michelle Obama is serving as the Honorary Patron for the 2015 awards that are accompanied by a series of programs, educational events, and panels.

View the winners after the jump.

Heath Ceramics Finally Out of the Kiln

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Thursday, December 11, 2008
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A new space for Heath Ceramics, by Eric Nakamura

Pottery people, by Eric Nakamura

The Los Angeles branch of mid-century institution Heath Ceramics materialized last Friday night in a sweet corner location on Beverly that will serve as a studio, gallery and first retail store outside of its Sausalito headquarters. The space designed by local firm Commune was clean and bright, wine served in teeny sake cups and a keg on the patio made for a festive feel, and all anyone talked about was the economy. But Heath Ceramics owners Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey were especially buoyant, telling Frances Anderton that a downturn would actually inspire more people to seek out lovingly handcrafted items. New partner Adam Silverman (of Atwater Pottery) was also all smiles, his wild hair providing its own interpretation of uplifting, as he called his new relationship with his longtime crush “a perfect match.”

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