The National Design Awards, conceived by the Smithsonian's Copper-Hewitt, was launched by the White House in 2000 to honor the best in American design. The Awards honor individuals or firms working in a range of fields, from fashion to communications and from architecture to interior design. This year, San Francisco's own Aidin Darling Design was named as a finalist in the Interior Design category.
Congratulations to Aidlin Darling Design, a multidisciplinary studio that bridges the demands of artistic endeavor, functional pragmatics, environmental responsibility, and financial considerations. Partners Joshua Aidlin and David Darling foster a design process that emphasizes collaboration among clients, designers, and builders and an integrative relationship with the site. While we have featured images of some of their residential projects here as well as their studio, some of their better known designs may be seen in the favorite local restaurants of Wexler's and Bar Bambino.
Jurors of the National Design Awards judge firms or individuals based on their body of work. The portfolios are judged based on excellence, innovation and enhancement of the quality of life. To see more information on the National Design Awards and all of this year's honorees, visit National Design Awards 2010.
Image credits: Matthew Millman