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Josh Owen’s RIT industrial design undergraduate students’ Metaproject 13 was exhibited in Lazzoni’s Madison Avenue NYC Showroom. Read More.
Josh Owen’s Mother Tongue guitar pedal won a GOOD DESIGN award. Read More
Josh Owen’s new Duets line for Nambé has been recently released. Items are available for purchase on the Nambe website.
Josh Owen’s Cube Jigger for Kikkerland was added to the permanent design collection of the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany.
Josh Owen, in his role as Director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT, hosted the first Summer Design Workshop in partnership with the Corning Museum of Glass. Read More
Josh Owen, in his role of Director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT, will join a panel discussion after the showing of the film “Design is One” in Milan as part of design week.
A collaboration comprised of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies (RIT), USA (Josh Owen), the Folkwang University of the Arts, Germany (Prof. Marion Digel, Sebastian Goldschmidtböing) presented the Vignelli Dialogue at the Salone Satellite. Read More
Josh Owen was invited to give a talk at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. Read More
Josh Owen’s RIT industrial design undergraduate students’ Metaproject 12 was exhibited as part of WantedDesign School Showcase Read More
Josh Owen’s RIT industrial design undergraduate students’ Metaproject 11 was shown at the Vignelli Center’s Success by Design event during Design Week in New York City.
Josh Owen’s new multifunctional trays and catchall for AREAWARE have just been released. Read More
Josh Owen gave a lecture titled “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Metaproject 11” as part of Rochester Institue of Technology’s Viva l’Italia program. Read More
Josh Owen has been invited to be a juror for Central de Diseño’s 50 Talents competition.
Josh Owen has been invited by AdvancedDesign to give an online talk for their SquareOne Conference. Learn more about the conference here.
Josh Owen’s Hanging Line, WC Line, Tissue Box Cover and Mirrors for Kontextur were added to the permanent design collection of the Design Museum Brussels.
Josh Owen’s Tone Knob Lamp for Umbra was added to the permanent design collection of the Design Museum Brussels.
Josh Owen’s Salt and Pepper sets for Kikkerland have been selected for the International Dinnerware Museum’s Breakfast exhibition.
Josh Owen and fellow RIT colleague Melissa Dawson gave a talk entitled “Activating the (Vignelli) Archive” to Fabrica.
Yep, that’s the legendary Bootsy Collins holding Josh Owen’s Mother Tongue pedal, designed for Adventure Audio. Nuff said.
Josh Owen has been selected as a guest lecturer for SVA’s Products of Design Spring 21 Visiting Lecturer Series. Read More
Minimalissimo selected Josh Owen’s book Lenses for Design for their Reading Minimalism list. Read More
Josh Owen was invited to speak to Engineering, Design and Business students of the University of Pennslyvania’s Integrated Product Design program.
Josh Owen has just released a new guitar pedal for Adventure Audio. Read More
Josh Owen was invited to be interviewed by Partners + Napier CCO Rob Kottkamp as part of their Partner Spotlight talks. Read More
Josh Owen has been named Director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies and the Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. Read More
Josh Owen’s Magnito and Mini-Magnito sets for Kikkerland were added to the permanent collection of the International Museum of Dinnerware Design.
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
Josh Owen’s RIT industrial design undergraduate students present Metaproject 10 in collaboration with The Vignelli Center for Design Studies. 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.
designdaily. has selected Josh Owen as their judge for this year’s International Design Sketching Challenge. Read more about the competition 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
Josh Owen’s Menorah for Areaware was added to the permanent design collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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 SOS Stool for Casamania was added to the permanent design collection of the Design Museum Brussels.
Josh Owen’s iconic Menorah has been reissued by AREAWARE and is now available for purchase here.
Josh Owen was featured in Design Museum Magazine’s Summer 2019 issue. Read More
Josh Owen’s RIT industrial design undergraduate students will present Metaproject 09 in collaboration with Sesame Street Read More
Josh Owen guided RIT alumni group through Iceland DesignMarch.
Josh Owen has been awarded the Distinguished Professor Designation at Rochester Institute of Technology. Read More
Cornell University’s Department of Architecture invited Josh Owen to co-lecture with Professor Bruce Meader Read More
Josh Owen’s SOS Stool will be featured in Kanal-Centre Pompidou’s exhibition titled Red and White. Read More
Josh Owen to participate in the Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge event to be held in Historic Pittsford, NY August 25. Read More
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
Josh Owen’s contribution to the 100 x 100 Achille Castiglioni Exhibition will be traveling with the show to South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. Read More
See Josh celebrate and discuss the iconic Wendell Castle in the video series Respect for Redshift by Autodesk.
Josh Owen’s student Vincent Lin’s work from Metaproject 07 is now a commercial product. Read More
Josh Owen’s Torq Nutcracker designed for OTHR has been added to the permanent design collection of the Centre Pompidou. Read More
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’s Torq Nutcracker for Othr receives honorable mention in the European Product Design Award 2018. Read More
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 invited to contribute to 100×100-Achille-Castiglioni, an important exhibition celebrating one of the keystone figures of modern design. Read More
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 2018 Asia Design Prize. 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 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.
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 and his students invited to speak about the Product Timecapsule initiative with the Vignelli Center Archives at Though At Work conference.
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.
Josh Owen is invited to present RIT student work from Metaproject for The Future of Design & Manufacturing Education Conference at Autodesk 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 invited to NYC Design Talks panel discussion on the challenges and rewards of designing products for consumer markets. Read More
Josh Owen’s RIT industrial design undergraduate students will present Metaproject 07 work with Umbra at the Javits Center in May 21–24.
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
Technologico de Monterrey invited Josh Owen to lecture during the 3rd International Industrial Design Congress. Read More
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.
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.
The Memorial Art Gallery will be holding a reception celebrating the release of Josh Owen’s book, Lenses for Design published by the RIT Press. 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 Studio will reveal a new experimental project at Metaproject + Poppin event on Saturday, May 14 at 5pm. Read More
Josh Owen’s RIT industrial design undergraduate students will present Metaproject 06 work with Poppin at the Javits Center in May 13–16.
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’s career and design philosophies were recently featured in an article by Stephen Pulvirent for Bloomberg Pursuits. Read the article here.
Dezeen is offering the chance to win a trip to Domain de Boisbuchet Summer 2015, where Josh Owen will being tutoring a workshop. 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.
Kikkerland will be exhibiting the Metaproject 05 student work at the Javits Center during ICFF, May 16-19, Booth #1244.
Josh Owen will host the Success by Design event in NYC, May 15-16. Read More
Casamania reintroduced XX Coatrack for Casamania in oak at Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy in Hall 16, Stand D39.
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.
Ambiente 2015: USA Partner Country selected Josh Owen’s Cube Jigger for Kikkerland Read More
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.
This year at Wanted Design in Booth 17, Josh Owen’s RIT industrial design graduate students will present products developed to be suitable for inclusion in Loll’s catalog. Read More
Josh Owen’s new project releases for Loll Designs will be highlighted at Wanted Design this year. Read More
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
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
Loll Designs has released Josh Owen’s Chiaroscuro Clocks, and are available for purchase.
Congregation Emanu-el’s new exhibit “Traditional by Conception, Modern By Design” will feature Josh Owen’s work. 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
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.
Rhode Island School of Design’s “Risk and Certainty in Uncertain Times,” a show featuring Josh Owen’s work, will exhibit at Wanted Design.
Josh Owen will be releasing a new project, Chiaroscuro Clocks, for Loll Designs in booth #2226 at ICFF.
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
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
After two days of collaboration between Josh Owen and master craftsmen at the Corning Museum of Glass, three prototypes were accessioned into their permanent collection.
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
Josh Owen’s SOS stool for Casamania is now featured in Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal’s new gallery Read More
Read Rima Suqi’s article on Josh Owen’s WC Line for Kontextur in The New York Times here.
Student works from Metaproject 02, Josh Owen’s course at The Rochester Institute of Technology, will be exhibited at Wanted Design Read More
Read Josh Owen interview by Design Milk as part of their Friday Five series here.
New projects designed by Josh Owen studio for Kontextur will be released at the New York International Gift Fair from August 19-22. Read More
The Contemporary Jewish Museum invited Josh Owen and 50 other architects and designers to create new works for an upcoming exhibition Read More
Josh Owen’s Cast Iron Menorah for Areaware was awarded the 2011 Chicago Good Design Award Read More
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 was invited to participate in a project for a charity called Pencils of Promise to help build schools in developing nations. Read More
Design Intelligence names Rochester Institute of Technology’s industrial design department, where Josh Owen teaches, one of the top in the country.
Good things come to those who wait. Originally developed in 2005, Josh Owen’s soft tissue box cover is now in production with Kontextur. Read More
Fabrica, the Benetton Group Communication Research Centre, invited Josh Owen to lecture to grant holders in Treviso, Italy.
Student work from Metaproject 01, Josh Owen’s new course at The Rochester Institute of Technology will exhibit at International Contemporary Furniture Fair Read More
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
The National Museum of American Jewish History has acquired Josh Owen’s Menorah for Areaware to its permanent collection.
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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Several student projects from Josh Owen’s and Jason Lempieri’s design course Build 03, including this cocktail shaker, and a coinbank, are being put into production by manufacturer Kikkerland.
A student enrolled in Josh Owen and colleague Ken Root’s Freshman Industrial Design studio developed an award prototype Read More
Wallpaper*City Guide for Philadelphia, published by Phaidon, featured Josh Owen LLC’s studio and products.
Arrive Magazine featured Josh Owen’s Monroe Calculator.
Josh Owen’s Knock-off Lamp for Kikkerland represented the new generation of American Designers Read More
Doorstopper for Areaware received a 2009 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design Read More
Josh Owen studio invited to participate in Philadelphia Art Alliance Exhibition and silent auction to benefit the institution.
Josh Owen introduced the first grade class from Friends Select School to industrial design Read More
Josh Owen introduced Beginnings preschool to industrial design with a tour of his professional offices Read More
Josh Owen designed seating for the Corian Bench Inventions Exhibit during this year’s DesignPhiladelphia. Read More
Josh Owen lectured about his work at the Rochester Institute of Technology to students and faculty Read More
Josh Owen presented a lecture about his work at the Art Center College of Design to students and faculty in the product design department.
More than 100 of Josh Owen’s SOS Stools were included in the Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia Read More
Student work from Build 02, Josh Owen and Jason Lempieri’s sophomore industrial design studio at Philadelphia University, was exhibited Read More
Monroe launched Josh Owen’s 8125 calculator design.
Casamania displayed Josh Owen’s SOS Stool at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Italy, April 22-27 in Building 8, Stand D31. Read More
The Dorothy Saxe Invitational invited Josh Owen to participate in an exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum Read More
The Design Feaster blog by Nate Burgos profiled Josh Owen in its ongoing series Designer’s Quest(ionnaire).
The Philadelphia Museum of Art added the SOS Stool to the permanent design collection.
Josh Owen lectured to Jenny Buck’s graduate Integrated Product Design course at the Weiss Tech House at the University of Pennsylvania.
During Design Philadelphia 2008 Josh Owen introduced the kindergarten class Read More
222gallery presented Josh Owen’s Contemporary Product Design Workshop, Product 01, during Design Philadelphia 2008. Read More
Design Philadelphia 2008 and 222gallery hosted an exhibition curated by Josh Owen and Jason Lempieri Read More
Design Philadelphia, Design Within Reach and Fork Restaurant collaborated to host an evening with Josh Owen Read More
Philadelphia Citypaper profiled Josh Owen in the October 14, 2008 issue cover story.
The inaugural cover story of Innovator Magazine examined the bold teaching initiatives implemented at Philadelphia University by Josh Owen Read More
The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2008/2009, edited by Peter Zec, featured Josh Owen’s Aluminum Cube Jigger.
Josh Owen gave a presentation to grantholders at Fabrica, the Benetton Group Communication Research Centre in Treviso, Italy.
Centre Pompidou added Josh Owen’s SOS stool to the permanent design collection.
Josh Owen’s SOS Stool, designed for Casamania by Frezza, had 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.
Josh Owen’s Aluminum Cube Jigger received a 2008 Good Design Award Read More
Red Dot Design Awards named Josh Owen’s Aluminum Cube Jigger as 2008 Honorable Mention for Product Design.
Philadelphia University named Josh Owen as the first Craig R. Benson Chair for Innovation.
In collaboration with Sisley, Surface Magazine, and Kikkerland, Josh Owen created an installation for the public release of Read More
The “Reinvent Packaging Design” Competition sponsored by Designboom and Proctor & Gamble invited Josh Owen as a juror.
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.
The Red Bull Art of Can exhibition hosted by the F.U.E.L. Collection invited Josh Owen as a juror.
Students from Build 01, Josh Owen’s Sophomore Industrial Design studio at Philadelphia University, exhibited their work during ICFF 2007.
The “Antiques of the Future” Collection, curated by Lisa Roberts of Philadelphia, added Josh Owen’s products Read More
As a part of Design Philadelphia 2007, OLC presented the USA premier of new furniture designed by Josh Owen for Casamania. Read More
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.
Josh Owen’s Aluminum Cube Jigger won First Place in the 2007 International Design Awards Read More