The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (the design arm of the Smithsonian) has selected Adobe as this year’s winner of its Corporate Achievement award which recognizes a corporation that uses design as a strategic tool of its mission and helps to advance the relationship between design and quality of life.
Cooper-Hewitt is one of the most prestigious design award competitions in the world and being selected is quite an honor. Winners for 2006 and 2005, respectively, were Nike and Patagonia. The presentation to award winners will take place in New York on October 18 during National Design Week.
Read what they had to say about Adobe on the Cooper-Hewitt website.
The National Design Awards were conceived in 1997 by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to honor the best in American design. First launched at the White House in 2000 as an official project of the White House Millennium Council, the annual Awards program celebrates design in various disciplines as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement. The Awards are truly national in scope—nominations for the 2007 Awards were solicited from a committee of more than 800 leading designers, educators, journalists, cultural figures, and corporate leaders from every state in the nation. Reflecting the ever-growing scope of design, the Awards program has expanded this year to include three new categories—landscape design, interior design, and design mind—for a total of 10 awards.