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11.09.2018

Josh Owen’s SOS Stool will be featured in Kanal-Centre Pompidou’s exhibition titled Red and White. Read More

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08.25.2018

Josh Owen to participate in the Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge event to be held in Historic Pittsford, NY August 25. Read More

J.OWEN_Vessel_News

08.21.18

In addition to Owen’s Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) GlassBarge session, an exhibition will be held at the Village Bakery in Pittsford, NY. Read More

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08.01.2018

The 100 x 100 Achille Castiglioni Exhibition featuring the contribution of Josh Owen is traveling to the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology from the 1st – 19th of August 2018.

WendellGlassesForWebVideo

07.12.2018

See Josh celebrate and discuss the iconic Wendell Castle in the video series Respect for Redshift by Autodesk.

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07.10.2018

Josh Owen’s student Vincent Lin’s work from Metaproject 07 is now a commercial product. Read More

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06.05.18

Josh Owen’s Torq Nutcracker designed for OTHR has been added to the permanent design collection of the Centre Pompidou. Read More

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06.08.2018

During the LA Design Festival, Josh Owen was invited to participate in the Intuitive Objects: When Interaction Becomes SecondNature at the Supplyframe DesignLab Gallery.

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05.04.2018

Torq Nutcracker for Othr receives honorable mention in the European Product Design Award 2018 recognizing the efforts of designers who aim to improve our daily lives with practical and beautiful creations.

Wendell-Josh

05.21.2018

In partnership with RIT’s Shop One and Borough Furnace, come get a first look at the limited edition bronze bookends Read more

Steelcase Landscape table

05.21.2018

Unveiling the exciting project between Steelcase and RIT at 4 Columbus Circle, NYC. Read More

META-08_

05.20.2018

Josh Owen’s RIT industrial design undergraduate students will present metaproject 08 in collaboration with Good Luck at the Javits center from May 20-23. Booth #2863

Napier

04.25.2018

Josh Owen invited to lecture for Partners + Napier design team, Rochester, NY USA

Zhejiang-Lecture

04.24.2018

Josh Owen invited to lecture at Zhejiang University of Technology in Hangzhou, China

DIA-Jury

04.22.2018

Josh Owen participates in judging of the Design Intelligence Award in Hangzhough, China.

Viva I'Italia

03.08.2018

Josh Owen invited to lecture about Design: The Italian connection

100x100 Achille Castiglioni Exhibition

02.19.2018

Josh Owen invited to contribute to the important exhibition 100×100-Achille-Castiglioni  celebrating a keystone figures of modern design. Read More

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02.16.2018

Josh Owen’s contribution to the exhibition is featured in the exhibition book ‘100×100 Achille’, purchase here.

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02.15.2018

Josh Owen invited to lecture about his professional and academic work.

Asia-Design-Award-logo

02.15.2018

The Asia Design Prize is an international design prize among designers in the world. This competition discovers novel design concepts and ideas that will lead the future and promote them to the world. Read More

Torq

12.13.2017

Josh Owen’s Torq nutcracker for OTHR wins 2017 Good Design award. Founded in Chicago in 1950, Good Design remains the oldest and the world’s most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. Read More

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11.27.2017

Confluence Exhibition Catalog now available from Shop One.

di-award

11.10.2017

Josh Owen is invited back as a juror to represent United States at the Design Intelligence Award (DIA), held in China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China.

bertoia

11.01.2017

Josh Owen curates the work of Sculptor Roberto Bertoia. The Exhibition will be open from November 1st – December 22nd. Opening reception is on November 11th at RIT’s University Gallery.

ingenious

10.25.2017

Sandu Publishing releases a book entitled INGENIOUS Product Design That Works edited by Wang Shaoqiang. Work by Josh Owen is featured.

Thought at Work

10.21.2017

Josh Owen and his students invited to speak about the Product Timecapsule initiative with the Vignelli Center Archives at Though At Work conference.

memoball

10.20.2017

Josh Owen’s student Afifi Ishak’s work from Metaproject 06 is now a commercial product. The design was created during a collaboration between the Industrial Design program at RIT and Poppin. Now available from Poppin. 

munson

10.19.2017

Josh Owen is invited to speak to a select audience at the home of RIT’s new president, Doctor David C. Munson Jr.

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10.11.2017

Josh Owen is invited to speak at IDEO Cambridge.

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08.21.2017

Josh Owen is invited to speak at Xerox Experience Design Group.

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08.11.2017

Josh Owen is invited to participate in leadership forum at Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.

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08.10.2017

Josh Owen is invited to present RIT student work from Metaproject for The Future of Design & Manufacturing Education Conference at Autodesk in San Francisco.

Menorah

06.15.2017

Limited quantity of new old stock Areaware menorahs (no longer in production) available exclusively from Shop One, signed by the designer.

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06.06.2017

Josh Owen’s product family for Kontextur, which includes the WC Line, Hanging Line, and Tissue Box Cover, has been acquired by the Rochester Institute of Technology Archive Collections. Read More

nycxdesign-01

06.05.2017

Josh Owen is invited to NYC Design Talks panel discussion on the challenges and rewards of designing products for consumer markets. Read More

UMBRA Logo_black_white-01

05.14.2017

Josh Owen and Umbra‘s Matt Carr will host the Metaproject 07 + Umbra Party event in NYC. Read More

Artboard 7

05.12.2017

Josh Owen’s RIT industrial design undergraduate students will present Metaproject 07 work with Umbra at the Javits Center in May 21–24.
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kikkerland

03.24.2017

Josh Owen is invited to Kikkerland Conversations Series: Decoding Design in NYC. Friday, March 24 at 6p, the event will be open to the public. Read More

convergence

03.08.2017

Josh Owen is invited to lecture at the 3rd International Industrial Design Congress at the Technologico de Monterrey in Monterrey Mexico held on 8-10 March.

di-award

01.15.2017

Josh Owen is invited as a juror to represent United States at the Design Intelligence Award (DIA), held in China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China.

mag_acq

12.15.2016

Josh Owen’s Menorah as well as some of its design and manufacturing process for Areaware has been added to the permanent collection of the Memorial Art Gallery, in Rochester NY.

othr_logo

10.28.2016

Josh Owen Studio collaborates with the New York-based company OTHR to experiment with 3D printed technology.
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LensesForDesign

10.13.2016

A reception celebrating the release of Josh Owen’s book, Lenses for Design published by the RIT Press. See Facebook event here.

Location: Memorial Art Gallery

5:00 – 7:00 | Reception
7:00 – 8:00 | Author’s talk
8:00 – 9:00 | Book signing

seoul

10.04.2016

Josh Owen is invited to lecture at the MoA, Seoul National University Museum of Art for the Playful Sensitivity & Functional Rationality Lecture Series as part of the 14th International Design Culture Conference in Seoul, Korea.

risd

09.07.2016

Josh Owen is represented in the upcoming Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Alumni Exhibition “Formative & Persisting: How the Thesis Lives On” which opens on September 7th and runs through September 23rd.
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05.15.2016

Rochester Institute of Technology wins Best School ICFF Editors’ Award 2016 for collaboration with Poppin.

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05.14.2016

New experimental project from Josh Owen Studio to be revealed at Metaproject + Poppin event on Saturday, May 14 at 5p, held at the Poppin Showroom, 1115 Broadway, NYC. It will also be visible in Metaproject Booth #3583 in Javits Center in May 13–16.

poppin_logo

05.14.2016

Josh Owen and Poppin‘s Jeff Miller will host the Metaproject 06 + Poppin Party event in NYC. Saturday, May 14 at 5p, the cocktail party will be open to the public. The event will be held at the Poppin Showroom, 1115 Broadway, NYC. Please RSVP.

Artboard 6

05.14.2016

Josh Owen’s RIT industrial design undergraduate students will present Metaproject 06 work with Poppin at the Javits Center in May 13–16.
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Beeler_Gallery

02.18.2016

Josh Owen is invited to speak at the CCAD Beeler Gallery as part of the 2016 Visiting Artists & Scholars lecture series at Columbus College of Art & Design.

Domaine-de-Boisbuchet

09.15.2015

Josh Owen is invited to lecture about his professional works to the Community at Domaine de Boisbuchet in Lessac, FRANCE.

programme

09.13.2015

Josh Owen is invited to lead workshop with CMoG GlassLab entitled Contradiction and Connectivity at Domaine de Boisbuchet in Lessac, FRANCE. Space is limited, register now.

SteelcaseWeb

06.23.2015

Josh Owen is invited by Steelcase to speak at the Curious Minds lecture series in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

OR71_520x400

06.21.2015

Josh Owen’s student Audrey Kirk’s work from Metaproject 05 is now a commercial product. The design was created during a collaboration between the Industrial Design program at RIT, Kikkerland, and Bed Bath and Beyond. Now available from Shop One².

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06.21.2015

Josh Owen’s student Brian Keyes’s work from Metaproject 05 is now a commercial product. The design was created during a collaboration between the Industrial Design program at RIT, Kikkerland, and Bed Bath and Beyond. Now available from Bed Bath and Beyond.

dezeen

06.01.2015

Dezeen is offering the opportunity to win a free trip to Domain de Boisbuchet where Josh Owen will tutor a workshop in Summer 2015. Submissions are due by June 1, 2015.

MAG

05.21.2015

Josh Owen is invited to speak in the Hidden Passions: Hyphenated Lives Series at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY USA.

Wanted

05.19.2015

Josh Owen invited as a guest speaker for the Wanted Design Brooklyn Design Forum.

Artboard 5

05.16.2015

Kikkerland will be exhibiting the Metaproject 05 student work at the Javits Center during ICFF, May 16-19, Booth #1244.

successbydesign

05.15.2015

Josh Owen will host the Success by Design event in NYC, May 15-16. Read More

Casamania

04.14.2015

XX Coatrack for Casamania reintroduced in oak at Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy. Hall 16, Stand D39.

boisbuchet

04.14.2015

Josh Owen to introduce summer workshop at Boisbuchet with Corning Museum of Glass parter during Salone del Mobile in Milan at Salone Satellite in hall 22 on stand no. B 8.

nimmble

04.10.2015

Josh Owen interview in “Nimble” book about Thinking Creatively in the Digital Age.

JoshPlaysforkeeps

03.25.2015

Josh Owen is invited to present his professional work to research associates at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art in Kensington Gore, London.

helen

03.24.2015

Josh Owen is invited to be a guest speaker at the annual Work-in-Progress Dinner at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art in Kensington Gore, London.

DES_Arizona

02.18.2015

Josh Owen is invited to speak about his work at the Arizona State University Design Details Lecture Series.

ambiente

02.16.2015

Cube Jigger for Kikkerland is selected to represent best of design from USA for Ambiente 2015: USA Partner Country at Messe Frankfurt, in Frankfurt, Germany.

cocktails

12.06.2014

Cube Jigger prototype for Kikkerland is exhibiting in Crafting the Cocktail at the The Museum of the American Cocktail.

uni

09.23.2014

Josh Owen is invited to speak about his professional work at Muskingum University, Columbus, OH USA.

HYUNDAI

08.10.2014

Josh Owen is invited to speak about his professional work at Hyundai Corporate Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA USA.

DIS

08.01.2014

Josh Owen is invited to speak about his professional work at DIS · Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen, DENMARK.

Massimo Vignelli

05.28.2014

Josh Owen shares a few fond memories. Read the Core77 article here.

lollritid

05.16.2014

This year at Wanted Design Josh Owen’s RIT industrial design graduate students will present products developed to be suitable for inclusion in Loll’s catalog. Read More

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05.16.2014

Josh Owen’s new project releases for Loll Designs will be highlighted at Wanted Design this year. Read More

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05.17.2014

Metaproject 04: Josh Owen’s RIT industrial design undergraduate students will present their work with Herman Miller at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Read More

Material-Lessons

03.20.2014

The Rhode Island School of Design is hosting a Symposium for the purposes of exploring the role of materials knowledge, research, critical making and engagement in expanding opportunities in art and design. Read More

Uniform-Wares

03.10.2014

Professor Josh Owen invites Uniform Wares to lecture at RIT and accessions developmental process behind their 100 Series watches into the Vignelli Product Timecapsule collection. Read the Design-milk article here.

MARCO

01.21.2014

Josh Owen is invited to speak about his professional work at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico and to meet with students at the Estudio de Diseño Tec de Monterrey, Departamento de Diseño Industrial.

Public lecture at MARCO

draw

01.01.2014

DRAW! is an introduction to drawing techniques, skills, composition, visual thinking, purposes, and tools. Owen was invited to add an imaginative drawing prompt to the content of the book. Purchase here.

RISD MUSEUM

10.01.2013

SOS Stool for Casamania is added to the permanent design collection of the RISD Museum.

TDM

09.01.2013

XX Coatrack for Casamania is part of the permanent collection of the Taiwan Design Museum in Taipei.

WFAS

08.20.2013

Josh Owen’s student Casey Schneider’s work from Metaproject 02 is now a commercial product. The design was created during a collaboration between RIT’s industrial design and glass programs and the Corning Museum of Glass. Recently featured in the New York Times. Available from Kikkerland.

Loll Production Clocks

08.13.2013

Loll Designs has released Josh Owen’s Chiaroscuro Clocks, and are available for purchase.

SedarPlateEmauEl

05.31.2013

This exhibition brings together outstanding examples of Contemporary Judaica—both ritual objects and fine art—by an array of artists from as nearby as our own Bay Area to as far away as England, Israel and around the United States. Read More

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06.25.2013

Josh Owen’s student James Paulius’s work from Metaproject 06 is now a commercial product. The design was created during a collaboration between the Industrial Design program at RIT and AREAWARE. Now available from AREAWARE.

Artboard 3

05.18.2013

Twenty-two of Josh Owen’s Industrial Design undergraduate students from the Rochester Institute of Technology will present universal toy prototypes. Read More

lazzoni

05.19.2013

Josh Owen hosts a celebration of RIT Industrial Design student work together with Massimo Vignelli and RIT ID Alum, Lazzoni owner and US director, Efe Kababulut. By invitation only.

wanted

05.17.2013

After its successful launch in Millan, “Risk and Certainty in Uncertain Times” comes to Wanted Design. Included are Josh Owen’s projects for Kontextur, Casamania, and Areaware. Also being shown at Wanted Design are Josh Owen’s new clocks for Loll Designs.

metaproject03

05.18.2013

RIT Industrial Design students will present their works at ICFF. This exhibit celebrates the Metaproject 03 collaboration with AREAWARE introducing nineteen concepts and three pre-production samples for universal toys fabricated primarily from wood. Booth #2916

Loll

05.18.2013

Josh Owen will be releasing a new project, Chiaroscuro Clocks, for Loll Designs in booth #2226 at ICFF.

citenyc

05.18.2013

Josh Owen will be part of a panel discussion on how design shapes the home, Home is Not Just a Chair, as part of New York Design Week. Read More

risk

04.09.2013

Works by Josh Owen featured in exhibition “Risk and Certainty in Uncertain Times” during Milan Design Week. Curated by RISD President John Maeda. Read More

GoodDesign-bw

12.21.2012

Josh Owen’s WC Line for Kontextur wins GOOD DESIGN award. Founded in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and the world’s most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. Read More

kon

08.16.2012

New projects designed for Kontextur by the Josh Owen studio will be released at the New York International Gift Fair from 19-22 August. Find the line in the Wabnitz booth 3729 in the Accent on Design section. Read More

cmog

07.01.2012

After two days of work sessions with master craftsmen at the Corning Museum of Glass, three prototypes were accessioned into their permanent collection. Read More

glasslab-1

05.24.2012

Josh Owen was invited to participate in GlassLab at the Corning Museum of Glass. For details about watching the design research sessions on 29 and 30 May, visit the GlassLab website.

wanted

05.18.2012

This year during design week in New York City, Josh Owen is consolidating his professional and educational research under one roof by creating partnerships with Wanted Design. Read More

jars2

05.10.2012

Student works from Metaproject 02, Josh Owen’s course at The Rochester Institute of Technology, will be exhibited at Wanted Design in New York City during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and Design Week.

Musee-des-beaux-arts-de-Montreal

05.01.2012

The Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal opens a new gallery this month to house their contemporary decorative arts collection. The SOS Stool for Casamania, now part of their permanent collection is currently on display.

nytime

02.16.2012

Read Rima Suqi’s article on Josh Owen’s WC Line for Kontextur in The New York Times here.

Artboard 2

02.15.2012

Nineteen of Josh Owen’s Industrial Design undergraduate students, along with fifteen of Michael Rogers and Robin Cass’s Glass students all from the Rochester Institute of Technology will present domestic vessels in cooperation with the Corning Museum of Glass. Read More

desmlk

02.02.2012

Read Josh Owen interview by Design Milk as part of their Friday Five series here.

Black_set_W

01.21.2012

See Josh Owen’s new WC Line for Kontextur at Accent on Design / NYIGF Booth #3703 January 29 – February 02. For press inquiries, please contact: DLD PR Dania Ahmad: dania@dlovesdesign.com +1 718 419 3316

jew_museum

01.20.2012

Fifty contemporary artists, architects and designers including Josh Owen are invited to create new works from reclaimed wood for an upcoming exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum designed by Daniel Libeskind in San Fransisco.

GoodDesign-bw

12.22.2011

The Cast Iron Menorah for Areaware wins a 2011 Chicago Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. Owen’s Menorah will be added to the permanent design collection in their museum. Read More

designboom

12.05.2011

Designboom, one of the world’s leading independent publications for architecture and design, visits Josh Owen’s new studio and conducts an interview. Read it here.

student_work

12.01.2011

The Rochester Institute of Technology launches a new website for the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. See Josh Owen’s recent teaching output here.

pencilsofpromise

11.22.2011

Josh Owen along with several high-profile musicians, actors and designers including Jonathon Adler, Joe Fenton, Chris Martin, Lady GaGa, Lea Michelle, Ty Burrell, Kyle Bean, Maartin Baas, Ghost Patrol and Russell Simmons is invited to participate in a pro-bono project for a charity called Pencils of Promise to help build schools in developing nations.

DesignIntelligence_website

11.09.2011

Josh Owen is proud to announce the continued success of the Rochester Institute of Technology industrial design program in which he teaches.

tissue_holder_group3B-2

09.29.2011

Good things come to those who wait. Originally developed in 2005, the soft tissue box cover is now in production with Kontextur. Available in five beautiful, richly saturated colors. Preorder here

FabricaLecture

07.11.2011

Josh Owen lectures to grantholders at Fabrica, the Benetton Group Communication Research Centre in Treviso, Italy.

Artboard 1

05.05.2011

Student work from Metaproject 01, Josh Owen’s new course at The Rochester Institute of Technology, will be exhibited at the 2011 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. Visit booth number 2248

handson

04.12.2011

Josh Owen participates in the UMUL 2011 Hands On Exhibition. Organized by Laboratorio DAGAD together with the Study and Research Center in the Psychology of Communication of  Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Italy, the exhibition will take place at The Universita Cattolica di Milano, in the open gallery of the main courtyard. Read More

VC-Josh-Owen

03.16.2011

Associate Professor Josh Owen to give a lecture entitled “Lenses for Design” at the Rochester Institute of Technology on Wednesday, 16 March at 5:30PM in Carlson Auditorium (Room 1125, Building 76). Read More

match

02.02.2011

Menorah for Areaware is added to the permanent collection of the National Museum of American Jewish History

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11.18.2010

Menorah for Areaware featured in New York Times article.

1000ProductsDesign

11.08.2010

Quayside Publishing releases book entitled 1000 Product Designs by Eric Chan of ECCO Design. Work by Josh Owen is featured.

creativeinc

11.01.2010

Josh Owen interview featured in new book published by Chronical entitled Creative, Inc. Owen discusses his career as a designer and educator. 

sos

10.01.2010

SOS Stool for Casamania accepted into permanent design collection of Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.

500

09.07.2010

Lark Books releases book entitled 500 Judaica: Innovative Contemporary Ritual Art by Ray Hemachandra. Work by Josh Owen is featured.

Japan-Media-Art-Festival

09.01.2010

The Pera Museum in Istanbul, Turkey chose the SOS stool for their new exhibition ‘Japan Media Arts Festival’.

rit

08.25.2010

Josh Owen has accepted an offer from the Rochester Institute of Technology to join their faculty this fall. He will hold the title of Associate Professor of Industrial Design in the College of Imaging Arts and Science’s School of Design. Read More

menorah_hand_1_web

08.12.2010

Josh Owen releases his new cast iron Menorah for AREAWARE at the New York International Gift Fair at the Jacob Javits Center, August 15th to 19th, 2010. Please visit the AREAWARE booth in the Accent on Design section, Booth #3832.

moving

07.19.2010

The studio will relocate shortly. In the mean time, please excuse the phone line being down. Use email to contact us in the interim: info@joshowen.com

kikCock

06.01.2010

Several student projects from Josh Owen and Jason Lempieri’s design course, including this cocktail shaker, and a coinbank are put into production with manufacturer Kikkerland. 

cite2

05.16.2010

Welcome to the New American Home! Going from a national perspective to a cultural melting pot, CITE follows up last year’s successful show 400 Years Later, CITE Goes Dutch with an exhibition of new American design for the 2010 edition of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Read More

kikkerland-gas-money-bank

05.15.2010

Student work from Build 03, Josh Owen and Jason Lempieri’s sophomore industrial design studio at Philadelphia University, was exhibited at the 2010 International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

medal_web

05.08.2010

Freshman industrial design students enrolled in professor Josh Owen and colleague Ken Root’s design studio course at Philadelphia University develop award prototypes, one of which was manufactured and produced for the University’s Innovation Gala.

wallpaper

03.08.2010

Josh Owen LLC studio and products are featured in the upcoming Wallpaper* City Guide for Philadelphia, published by Phaidon. Release date to be announced soon.

arrive

03.08.2010

Monroe Calculator featured in Arrive Magazine.

knockoff

01.01.2010

Knock-off Lamp for Kikkerland represents the new generation of American Designers in the exhibition, Triode Design Gallery presents: American Design in Paris. Read more about it in The New York Times T Magazine article here.

GoodDesign

12.24.2009

Doorstopper for Areaware received a 2009 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and is added to the permanent design collection of the museum.  Read More

PhiliArt

12.01.2009

Josh Owen studio invited to participate in Philadelphia Art Alliance Exhibition and silent auction to benefit the institution. 

designphila

10.20.2009

Josh Owen introduced the first grade class from Friends Select School to industrial design with a walking tour of some of the projects realized for Design Philadelphia 2009 as part of an education outreach project.

designphila-1

10.09.2009

Josh Owen introduced Beginnings preschool to industrial design with a tour of his professional offices as part of an education outreach project during Design Philadelphia 2009.

designphila-2

10.07.2009

DuPont, the maker of Corian solid surfaces, is demonstrating its commitment to Philadelphia-area architects, designers and artists during this year’s DesignPhiladelphia. Read More

rit

09.30.2009

Josh Owen lectured about his work at the Rochester Institute of Technology to students and faculty from the industrial design graduate and undergraduate programs.

ArtCenter

09.22.2009

Josh Owen presented a lecture about his work at the Art Center College of Design to students and faculty in the department of product design.

07.20.2009

07.20.2009

Casamania returns as technical sponsor of the Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia during the 53rd annual edition of the International Art Exhibition with a range of products designed by leading international designers including more than 100 of Josh Owen’s SOS Stools. Read More

elogico

05.17.2009

Elogico is a new initiative aimed at increasing awareness and encouraging research into new, sustainable approaches to design. A combination of exhibition and round-table discussions, Elogico was first launched in 2009 during Chicago’s NeoCon, followed by a lecture series held in Venice held during the Mostra Internazionale di Architettura. Read More

BUILD_02

05.16.2009

Student work from Build 02, Josh Owen and Jason Lempieri’s sophomore industrial design studio at Philadelphia University, was exhibited at the 2009 International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

8125

04.27.2009

New 8125 desktop print / display calculator design launched for Monroe.

Salone-Internazionale-del-Mobile

04.22.2009

Josh Owen’s SOS Stool on view at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Italy, 22-27 April. Building 8, Stand D31 with Casamania. Also presenting a separate project on reuse with Laboratorio DAGAD at Fabbrica del Vapore at Via Procaccini 4. Opening Party: Wednesday, 22 April at 20.30.

Contemporary-Jewish-Museum

02.26.2009

Josh Owen was invited to participate in The Dorothy Saxe Invitational, an exhibition on display at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco from February 27 through June 2, 2009 for which eighty leading national artists were asked to reinterpret the traditional Passover plate. Read More

joshowen-lrg

01.01.2009

Josh Owen is profiled in the Designer’s Quest(ionnaire) ongoing series on the Design Feaster blog by Nate Burgos.

Philadelphia_Museum_of_Art_Logo

12.31.2008

The SOS stool is added to the permanent design collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Weiss-Tech-House

11.12.2008

Josh Owen lectured to Jenny Buck’s graduate Integrated Product Design course at the Weiss Tech House at the University of Pennsylvania.

designphila

10.20.2008

Josh Owen introduced the kindergarden class from Friends Select School to industrial design with a tour of the two exhibits at 222gallery as part of Design Philadelphia 2008.

shannon-scovell

10.18.2008

During Design Philadelphia 2008, 222gallery presented Product 01, an exhibition of work from Josh Owen’s Contemporary Product Design Workshop, assisted by Bryce Gibson, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Read More

BUILD_02_1

10.17.2008

In conjunction with Design Philadelphia 2008, 222gallery hosted an exhibition featuring a portion of the output from Build 02: Exploring Materiality with Wilsonart, curated by Josh Owen and Jason Lempieri. This exhibit presented output from their spring 2008 sophomore industrial design studio at Philadelphia University. Read More

dwrlogo

10.16.2008

In conjunction with Design Philadelphia, Design Within Reach and Fork Restaurant hosted an evening with Josh Owen to premier his new SOS stool, produced by Italian furniture company Casamania, to the United States furniture market. Owen lectured about his design process and the development of the SOS stool.

pcp

10.14.2008

Josh Owen was profiled in the cover story of the October 14, 2008 issue of the Philadelphia Citypaper.

pin

09.01.2008

The cover story of the inaugural issue of Philadelphia University’s Innovator Magazine examines the bold teaching initiatives being implemented at Philadelphia University by Josh Owen and colleague Mike Leonard.

reddot

08.01.2008

The Aluminum Cube Jigger is published in the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2008/2009, edited by Peter Zec.

logo_fabrica

07.09.2008

Josh Owen made a presentation to grantholders at Fabrica, the Benetton Group Communication Research Centre in Treviso, Italy.

SO

07.01.2008

The SOS stool is added to the permanent design collection of the Centre Pompidou.

sos_1

04.16.2008

SOS Stool, designed for Casamania by Frezza, has its first pubic viewing at Salone del Mobile, Milan Italy.

ched

04.02.2008

Josh Owen lectured to the junior class at the Charter High School for Architecture and Design.

risd

02.18.2008

Josh Owen lectured to the departments of Industrial Design and Furniture Design at the Rhode Island School of Design.

cube

02.01.2008

The Aluminum Cube Jigger received a 2008 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and is added to the permanent design collection of the museum.

rdda_win08

01.15.2008

The Aluminum Cube Jigger received an Honorable Mention in the product design catagory of the 2008 Red Dot Design Awards.

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01.01.2008

Josh Owen is named the first Craig R. Benson Chair for Innovation at Philadelphia University.

ssk

12.05.2007

Josh Owen, in collaboration with Sisley, Surface Magazine, and Kikkerland, created an installation for the public release of the Aluminum Cube Jigger. Read More

gourmet

12.01.2007

Gourmet (USA)
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“Good Living” p.70 A Fine Line featured

reinvent

11.14.2007

Josh Owen was an invited juror at the “Reinvent Packaging Design” Competition sponsored by Designboom and Proctor & Gamble.

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11.12.2007

Josh Owen directed the 2007 Collab Student Design Competition entitled “Mapping Modernism” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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11.07.2007

Josh Owen gave an invited lecture entitled “The Philadelphia Experiment” at the Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti Milano.

SAIC

10.29.2007

Josh Owen lectured at the Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects department School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

cran

10.25.2007

Josh Owen lectured in the 3D Design department of the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

foster

09.29.2007

redbull

06.26.2007

Josh Owen was an invited juror for the Red Bull Art of Can exhibition hosted by the F.U.E.L. Collection.

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05.19.2007

Student work from Build 01, Josh Owens sophomore industrial design studio at Philadelphia University, was exhibited at the 2007 International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

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05.01.2007

The Magnito Salt and Pepper Shaker Set and the XX Coatrack are added to the “Antiques of the Future” Collection, curated by collector Lisa Roberts of Philadelphia.

designphila

04.13.2007

As a part of Design Philadelphia 2007, OLC presented the USA premier of new furniture designed by Josh Owen for Casamania, on view from April 13 through May 13, 2007. Also featured was an exhibition of the processes and products of Owen’s Philadelphia-based Industrial Design practice.

philiheart

04.12.2007

A selection of products by Josh Owen were on display at Philly Heart Design, an exhibition of work by emerging designers and recent design graduates working in Pennsylvania on view from April 12-27, 2007. Philly Heart Design was sponsored and curated by MIO Culture, hosted by the F.U.E.L. Collection, and held in conjunction with Design Philadelphia, a city-wide series of events celebrating the vibrant design culture of Philadelphia.

pratt

02.08.2007

Josh Owen lectured in Allan Chochinov’s graduate course at Pratt Institute.

IDA

01.01.2007

The Aluminum Cube Jigger won First Place in the Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop Product Design category of the 2007 International Design Awards.