2011 Cooper Hewitt Design Week

It was great to be a part of Cooper Hewitt's Design week events this October! From the Teen Design Fair to the National Design Awards after party, we got to see the full range of kids just starting out to designers and firms who have already created a lifetime of work! The Teen Design Fair, organized by Monica Harriss, gave us a great opportunity to talk to young aspiring designers interested in all different fields. Tim Gunn was the keynote and a hit with the kids. He did such a great job explaining the challenges and the satisfaction of working in a field like design.

On the opposite end of the career spectrum was the Winners Panel and the gala after party! Truly awe-inspiring to see the impact that talented individuals can have using Design as their medium. The off-the-wall tape theme (tape rolls as place cards, tape graffiti as decoration, tape sculptures as..well, sculptures) was inspired and so fun to interact with. You can see a bit of it in the photo background. A great time all in all!