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Josh Owen has been named Director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies and the Massimo and Lella Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. Read More
Josh Owen has been chosen as an expert juror for the Design Intelligence Award selection process in Hangzhou, China.
RIT’s College of Art and Design commissioned Josh Owen to design the very first Massimo and Lella Vignelli Distinguished Professor Medal. Read More
Context, a podcast that discusses all things design, interviewed Josh Owen in their most recent episode. Listen here.
Josh Owen was featured in Design Milk’s “The Brave New World of Design” talk series. Read More
Josh Owen’s Match Striker for AREAWARE was featured in The New York Times. Read the article here.
Originally designed as STRYK for the company OTHR, Josh Owen has reimagined his match striker in cast iron for AREAWARE. Read more here.
Josh Owen has just released a new multifunction candle / votive / incense holder for AREAWARE. Read more here.
Josh Owen will be signing his book Lenses for Design at RIT’s Shop One on Monday, December 16 from 11 am to 1 pm. Find out more here.
Intersections, RIT’s podcast series, featured a conversation between Josh Owen and R. Roger Remington in their most recent episode. Read More
Design podcast Scratching the Surface interviewed Josh Owen for their most recent episode. Listen here.
An exhibition featuring the Meta project, a class and initiative led by Josh Owen at RIT, is currently on display at RIT’s City Art Space in downtown Rochester. Read More
As part of AREAWARE’s designer interview series, Josh Owen sat down with R. Roger Remington to discuss his career and inspirations. Read here.
Josh Owen’s iconic Menorah has been reissued by AREAWARE and is now available for purchase here.
Josh Owen guided RIT alumni group through Iceland DesignMarch.
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.
Josh Owen will be offering a first look at his collaboration with Wendell Castle at the Steelcase Worklife Center.
Josh Owen’s Industrial Design Graduate Students unveiled an exciting project between Steelcase and RIT at 4 Columbus Circle, NYC.
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 participated in the 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’, which is available for purchase here.
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 curated an exhibition on the work of Sculptor Roberto Bertoia. Read More
Josh Owen’s work is featured in Sandu Publishing’s INGENIOUS Product Design That Works, a new book edited by Wang Shaoqiang.
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.
A limited quantity of signed Josh Owen menorahs for Areaware (no longer in production) are available exclusively from Shop One.
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 featured in the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Alumni Exhibition “Formative & Persisting: How the Thesis Lives On.” Read More
ICFF awarded Rochester Institute of Technology collaboration with Poppin Best School ICFF Editors’ Award 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.
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. Read More
Josh Owen’s student Brian Keyes’s work from Metaproject 05 is now a commercial product. Read More
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
During this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, Josh Owen and Corning Museum of Glass announced they will be holding a workshop at Boisbuchet this summer.
“Nimble” a recently-published book about Thinking Creatively in the Digital Age, included an interview with Josh Owen.
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.
The Museum of the American Cocktail featured Josh Owen’s Cube Jigger prototype for Kikkerland in their exhibit Crafting the 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 of Massimo Vignelli in an article published by Core77.
The Rhode Island School of Design invited Josh Owen as a panelist on their “Objects & Materials” and “Practice” lectures. Read More
RIT’s Vignelli Product Timecapsule collection, an initiative Josh Owen facilitates, recently acquired Uniform Ware’s 100 Series watches process work. Read More
Josh Owen is invited to speak about his professional work at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico Read More
Josh Owen’s drawings are now featured in DRAW!, a new book that serves as an introduction to drawing techniques Read More
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 Casey Schneider’s work from Metaproject 02 is now a commercial product. Read More
Josh Owen’s student James Paulius’s work from Metaproject 06 is now a commercial product. Read More
Twenty-two of Josh Owen’s Industrial Design undergraduate students from the Rochester Institute of Technology will present universal toy prototypes. Read More
Rhode Island School of Design’s “Risk and Certainty in Uncertain Times,” a show featuring Josh Owen’s work, will exhibit in Milan Design Week. 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
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.
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.
Design Intelligence names Rochester Institute of Technology’s industrial design department, where Josh Owen teaches, one of the top in the country.
Fabrica, the Benetton Group Communication Research Centre, invited Josh Owen to lecture to grant holders in Treviso, Italy.
Hands On Exhibition invited Josh Owen to participate in the UMUL 2011. Read More
Associate Professor Josh Owen to give a lecture entitled “Lenses for Design” at the Rochester Institute of Technology Read More
Menorah for Areaware featured in New York Times article.
Quayside Publishing’s new book 1000 Product Designs by Eric Chan of ECCO Design features Josh Owen’s work.
Chronicle Publishing’s new book Creative, Inc. features an interview in which Josh Owen discusses his career as a designer and educator.
Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal accepted Josh Owen’s SOS Stool for Casamania into its permanent design collection.
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 will feature Josh Owen’s 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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A student enrolled in Josh Owen and colleague Ken Root’s Freshman Industrial Design studio developed an award prototype Read More
Arrive Magazine featured Josh Owen’s Monroe Calculator.
Josh Owen studio invited to participate in Philadelphia Art Alliance Exhibition and silent auction to benefit the institution.
Josh Owen presented a lecture about his work at the Art Center College of Design to students and faculty in the product design department.
Monroe launched Josh Owen’s 8125 calculator design.
Josh Owen gave a presentation to grantholders at Fabrica, the Benetton Group Communication Research Centre in Treviso, 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.
Philadelphia University named Josh Owen as the first Craig R. Benson Chair for Innovation.
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 of the 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.
Josh Owens’ products were included in Philly Heart Design’s exhibition on emerging designers and recent design graduates Read More
Josh Owen lectured in Allan Chochinov’s graduate course at Pratt Institute.