Michelle Obama hosts 2011 National Design Awards at White House

London: Michelle Obama honoured the United States’ top designers at the White House on Tuesday, including the creators of popular computer fonts and floor-cleaning products.

“Good design is good citizenship,” Mrs. Obama said, quoting the graphic designer Milton Glaser. She said that is because good design makes life better for everyone.

The First Lady hosted a luncheon for winners of the 2011 National Design Awards, which are presented by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City, reports the Telegraph.

She had also invited 15 high school students to join leading names from the worlds of fashion, interactive computer design and other fields in hopes of inspiring them to follow suit.

“These men and women have breathed new life into our homes and our workplaces, the clothes we wear, the products we use every day, and even the most basic ways we process information,” Mrs. Obama said.


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