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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.
See Josh celebrate and discuss the iconic Wendell Castle in the video series Respect for Redshift by Autodesk.
During the LA Design Festival, Josh Owen was invited to participate in the Intuitive Objects: When Interaction Becomes SecondNature at the Supplyframe DesignLab Gallery.
In partnership with RIT’s Shop One and Borough Furnace, come get a first look at the limited edition bronze bookends Read more
Unveiling the exciting project between Steelcase and RIT at 4 Columbus Circle, NYC. Read More
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
Josh Owen participates in judging of the Design Intelligence Award in Hangzhough, China.
Josh Owen’s contribution to the exhibition is featured in the exhibition book ‘100×100 Achille’, purchase here.
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
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
Confluence Exhibition Catalog now available from Shop One.
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.
Sandu Publishing releases a book entitled INGENIOUS Product Design That Works edited by Wang Shaoqiang. Work by Josh Owen is featured.
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.
Josh Owen is invited to speak to a select audience at the home of RIT’s new president, Doctor David C. Munson Jr.
Josh Owen is invited to speak at IDEO Cambridge.
Josh Owen is invited to speak at Xerox Experience Design Group.
Josh Owen is invited to participate in leadership forum at Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.
Limited quantity of new old stock Areaware menorahs (no longer in production) available exclusively from Shop One, signed by the designer.
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
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.
Rochester Institute of Technology wins Best School ICFF Editors’ Award 2016 for collaboration with Poppin.
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.
Josh Owen is invited to lecture about his professional works to the Community at Domaine de Boisbuchet in Lessac, FRANCE.
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.
Josh Owen is invited by Steelcase to speak at the Curious Minds lecture series in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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.
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.
Josh Owen is invited to speak in the Hidden Passions: Hyphenated Lives Series at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY USA.
Josh Owen invited as a guest speaker for the Wanted Design Brooklyn Design Forum.
Josh Owen will host the Success by Design event in NYC, May 15-16. Read More
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.
Josh Owen interview in “Nimble” book about Thinking Creatively in the Digital Age.
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.
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.
Josh Owen is invited to speak about his work at the Arizona State University Design Details Lecture Series.
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.
Cube Jigger prototype for Kikkerland is exhibiting in Crafting the Cocktail at the The Museum of the American Cocktail.
Josh Owen is invited to speak about his professional work at Muskingum University, Columbus, OH USA.
Josh Owen is invited to speak about his professional work at Hyundai Corporate Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA USA.
Josh Owen is invited to speak about his professional work at DIS · Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen, DENMARK.
Josh Owen shares a few fond memories. Read the Core77 article here.
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
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.
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.
SOS Stool for Casamania is added to the permanent design collection of the RISD Museum.
XX Coatrack for Casamania is part of the permanent collection of the Taiwan Design Museum in Taipei.
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.
Twenty-two of Josh Owen’s Industrial Design undergraduate students from the Rochester Institute of Technology will present universal toy prototypes. Read More
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
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.
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
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.
Read Rima Suqi’s article on Josh Owen’s WC Line for Kontextur in The New York Times here.
Read Josh Owen interview by Design Milk as part of their Friday Five series here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Josh Owen is proud to announce the continued success of the Rochester Institute of Technology industrial design program in which he teaches.
Josh Owen lectures to grantholders at Fabrica, the Benetton Group Communication Research Centre in Treviso, Italy.
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
Menorah for Areaware featured in New York Times article.
Quayside Publishing releases book entitled 1000 Product Designs by Eric Chan of ECCO Design. Work by Josh Owen is featured.
Josh Owen interview featured in new book published by Chronical entitled Creative, Inc. Owen discusses his career as a designer and educator.
SOS Stool for Casamania accepted into permanent design collection of Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal.
Lark Books releases book entitled 500 Judaica: Innovative Contemporary Ritual Art by Ray Hemachandra. Work by Josh Owen is featured.
The Pera Museum in Istanbul, Turkey chose the SOS stool for their new exhibition ‘Japan Media Arts Festival’.
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
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.
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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
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.
Monroe Calculator featured in Arrive Magazine.
Josh Owen studio invited to participate in Philadelphia Art Alliance Exhibition and silent auction to benefit the institution.
Josh Owen lectured about his work at the Rochester Institute of Technology to students and faculty from the industrial design graduate and undergraduate programs.
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.
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
New 8125 desktop print / display calculator design launched for Monroe.
The SOS stool is added to the permanent design collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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
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.
The Aluminum Cube Jigger is published in the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2008/2009, edited by Peter Zec.
Josh Owen made a presentation to grantholders at Fabrica, the Benetton Group Communication Research Centre in Treviso, Italy.
The SOS stool is added to the permanent design collection of the Centre Pompidou.
SOS Stool, designed for Casamania by Frezza, has its first pubic viewing at Salone del Mobile, Milan Italy.
Josh Owen lectured to the junior class at the Charter High School for Architecture and Design.
Josh Owen lectured to the departments of Industrial Design and Furniture Design at the Rhode Island School of Design.
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.
The Aluminum Cube Jigger received an Honorable Mention in the product design catagory of the 2008 Red Dot Design Awards.
Josh Owen is named the first Craig R. Benson Chair for Innovation at Philadelphia University.
“Good Living” p.70 A Fine Line featured
Josh Owen directed the 2007 Collab Student Design Competition entitled “Mapping Modernism” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Josh Owen gave an invited lecture entitled “The Philadelphia Experiment” at the Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti Milano.
Josh Owen lectured at the Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects department School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Josh Owen lectured in the 3D Design department of the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Josh Owen lectured at a Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation event hosted by Fosters Urban Homeware.
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.
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.
Josh Owen lectured in Allan Chochinov’s graduate course at Pratt Institute.
The Aluminum Cube Jigger won First Place in the Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop Product Design category of the 2007 International Design Awards.