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Josh Owen
Associate Professor

2013 Submissions

Full Length Book

Owen, Josh. Metaproject 03: Areaware. 3000 ed. Rochester, NY: Self-published, 2013. Print.

Published Review

Owens, Josh et al. Rev. of SOS Stool featured, by Staff. Eigen Huis & Interieur Jun. 2013: p.144. Print. ˆ

Owens, Josh et al. "5 Problem Solvers of The Month." Rev. of Toilet Brush for Kontextur, by Staff. Real Simple Jan. 2013: 34. Print. ˆ

Slatalla, Michelle. "Crisis in The Commode." Rev. of Toilet Paper Holder for Kontextur, by Michelle Slatalla. Gardenista Feb. 2013: Website. Web. ∆

Owens, Josh et al. "Start with a Basic Bathroom." Rev. of Hanging Mirrors for Kontextur, by Staff. HGTV Magazine Mar. 2013: 89. Print. ∆

Dan, Sharon Jaffe. "The Next wave: A Three-month-long Festival Explores the Latest in Industrial Design." Rev. of WC Line and Tissue Box Cover for Kontextur, by Sharon Jaffe Dan. Home And Design Mar. 2013: 22. Print. ∆

Owens, Josh et al. "Toys! Metaproject 03 - RIT / Areaware." Rev. of Metaproject 03 work-product, by Staff. Notcot.com May 2013: Website. Web. ˆ

Derringer, Jamie. "Metaproject 03: Areaware Wooden Toys." Rev. of Metaproject 03 work-product, by Jamie Derringer. Design Milk May 2013: Website. Web. ˆ

Sokol, David. "Yes We Can: Debating The Future of US Design." Rev. of SOS Stool and XX Coatrack for Casamania, WC Line for Kontextur, by David Sokol. Archi Tonic May 2013: Website. Web. ˆ

Dorminey, Bruce. "Far Future Of The Living Room." Rev. of Interview, by Bruce Dorminey. Forbes Apr. 2013: Website. Web. ˆ

Kushins, Jordan. "Students Design 22 Playful Wooden Toys For Kids." Rev. of Metaproject 03 work-product, by Jordan Kushins. Fast Co. Design May 2013: Website. Web. ˆ

Staff, . "Metaproject 03: Areaware Wooden Toys." Rev. of Metaproject 03 work-product, by Staff. Domus May 2013: Website. Web. ˆ

Invited Presentations/Keynotes

Owen, Josh. "Home Is Not Just a Chair: The Role of Emotion in Design." Designweek / International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Cite Design Showroom. New York City, NY. 18 May 2013. Conference Presentation.

Owen, Josh. "Oh Say Can't You See: What Happened to American Design?" Washington, DC International Design Festival. Artisphere. Washington, DC. 20 Apr. 2013. Conference Presentation.

Shows/Exhibits/Installations

Owen, Josh. Traditional By Conception, Modern By Design. 2013. Temple Emanu-El Museum, San Francisco. Exhibit. ∆

Owen, Josh. Loll Designs Chiaroscuro Clocks Project. 2013. International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York City. Exhibit. ∆

Owen, Josh. Loll Designs Chiaroscuro Clocks Project. 2013. Wanted Design Exhibition, New York City. Exhibit. ∆

Owen, Josh. Risk and Certainty in Uncertain Times. Dir. John Maeda. 2013. Ventura Lambrate, Milan, ITALY. Exhibit. ∆

Owen, Josh. Risk and Certainty in Uncertain Times. 2013. Wanted Design Exhibition, New York City. Exhibit. ∆

Owen, Josh. The Next Wave: Industrial Design Innovation in The 21st Century. 2013. Artisphere, Washington, DC. Exhibit. ∆

Owen, Josh. Art Reflected Invitational. 2013. Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester. Exhibit. ∆

Owen, Josh. Permanent Collection Exhibition. 2013. Taiwan Design Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN. Exhibit. ∆

Owen, Josh. XX Coatrack for Casamania Added to Permanent Design Collection. 2013. Taiwan Design Museum, Taipei, TAIWAN. Exhibit.

Owen, Josh. SOS Stool for Casamania Added to Permanent Design Collection. 2013. Rode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI. Exhibit.

Published Game, Application or Software

Owen, Josh. Chiaroscuro Recycled Clock (Large). Game. Loll Designs. 2013.

Owen, Josh. Chiaroscuro Recycled Clock (Small). Game. Loll Designs. 2013.

2012 Submissions

Full Length Book

Owen, Josh. Metaproject 02: Corning Museum of Glass. 2 ed. Rochester, NY: Josh Owen, 2012. Print. †

Book Chapter

Owen, Josh. "Do Not Destroy: Tree Art and Jewish Thought."." "Do Not Destroy: Tree Art and Jewish Thought.". San Francisco, CA: Contemporary Jewish Museum, 2012. 46. Print.

Published Review

Derringer, Jaime. "A Visit to the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT." Rev. of The Vignelli Center for Design Studies, by Jaime Derringer. Design Milk 14 Dec. 2012: Web. ˆ

Derringer, Jaime. "The Tools that Make It Happen; Rochester Institute of Technology." Rev. of RIT, by Jaime Derringer. Design Milk 28 Nov. 2012: Web. ˆ

Lanks, Belinda. "A Toilet-Paper Holder That Makes Replacing Rolls Fun." Rev. of Hanging Line, by Belinda Lanks. Fastco Design 27 Sep. 2012: Web. ˆ

Lei, Leo. "Hanging Line by Josh Owen." Rev. of Hanging Line, by Leo Lei. Design You Trust 27 Sep. 2012: Web. ˆ

Lei, Leo. "Hanging Line by Josh Owen." Rev. of Hanging Line, by Leo Lei. Leibal 26 Sep. 2012: Web. ˆ

Owen, Josh. "Hang it All." Rev. of Hanging Line, by Staff. 2nd and Strand 19 Sep. 2012: Web. ˆ

Aguilar, Mario. "Keep Your Life on a String While Sitting on the Can." Rev. of Hanging Line, by Mario Aguilar. Gizmodo 18 Sep. 2012: Web. ˆ

Derringer, Jalme. "The Hanging Line by Josh Owen for Kontextür." Rev. of Hanging Line, by Jalme Derringer. Design Milk 18 Sep. 2012: Web. ˆ

Owen, Josh. "Wanted Design Fair." Rev. of Josh Owen, RIT, by Staff. IDEAT 1 Sep. 2012: Print. ˆ

Suqi, Rima. "Hanging Line." Rev. of Hanging Line, by Rima Suqi. The New York Times 5 Sep. 2012: Print. ˆ

Owen, Josh. "Kontexture's WC Line." Rev. of WC Line, by Staff. Remodelista 12 Jul. 2012: Web. ˆ

Owen, Josh. "Industrial Designer Turned Glass Convert: Josh Owen at Glass Lab?" Rev. of Glass Lab prototype, by Staff. Corning Museum of Glass 12 Jun. 2012: Web. ˆ

Tucker, Christopher. "Ritual Object." Rev. of Menorah, by Christopher Tucker. ICON 1 Jun. 2012: Print. ˆ

Owen, Josh. "Spring Market Issue-Kichenbath." Rev. of WC Line, by Staff. Interior Design 31 May 2012: Print. ˆ

Clemence, Paul. "The Educated Eye." Rev. of WC Line, by Paul Clemence. Metropolis 30 May 2012: Print. ˆ

Hiemstra, Graham. "Metaproject02." Rev. of Metaproject02, by Graham Hiemstra. CoolHunting 23 May 2012: Web. ˆ

Stryker, Alysa. "RIT Students Push Design Innovation To 'New Level'." Rev. of Metaproject02, by Alysa Stryker. Henrietta Post 17 May 2012: Web. ˆ

Fuller, Kevin. "RIT Students Exhibit Unique Collaborative Project at Design Week." Rev. of Metaproject02, by Kevin Fuller. RIT University News 15 May 2012: Web. ˆ

Owen, Josh. "New Uses for Recycled glass." Rev. of Metaproject02, by WROC-TV. Rochester Homepage 30 Apr. 2012: Web. ˆ

Owen, Josh. "Metaproject02:RIT+Corning Museum of Glass." Rev. of Metaproject02, by Staff. Wanted Design 13 Mar. 2012: Print. ˆ

Fuller, Kevin. "Design and Glass Students at RIT to Exhibit during Design Week in New York City." Rev. of Metaproject02, by Kevin Fuller. RIT University News 13 Mar. 2012: Web. ˆ

Owen, Josh. "WC Line." Rev. of WC Line, by Staff. Dwell 1 Mar. 2012: Print. ˆ

Suqi, Rima. "For The Bath, Round is Better." Rev. of WC Line, by Rima Suqi. NY Times 15 Feb. 2012: Print. ˆ

Owen, Josh. "WC Line by Josh Owen." Rev. of WC Line, by Staff. Designy Things 12 Feb. 2012: Web. ˆ

Owen, Josh. "Best of nyigh 2012: Josh Owen for Kontextür." Rev. of WC Line, by Staff. Design Applause 12 Feb. 2012: Web. ˆ

Owen, Josh. "WC Line by Josh Owen for Kontextür." Rev. of WC Line, by Staff. Designboom 29 Jan. 2012: Web. ˆ

Invited Presentations/Keynotes

Owen, Josh. "Finding Simple." Architecture and Design Lecture Series. Lawrence Technological University. Detroit, MI. 25 Oct. 2012. Guest Lecture.

Owen, Josh. "SOS Stool Case Study." Guest Lecture Series. University of The Arts. Philadelphia, PA. 26 Mar. 2012. Guest Lecture.

Owen, Josh. "Josh Owen Professional Practice." Guest Lecture Series. University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. 13 Feb. 2012. Guest Lecture.

Owen, Josh. "RIT Industrial Design." Guest Lecture Series. Beijing University of Forestry. Beijing, CHINA. 15 Sep. 2012. Guest Lecture.

Shows/Exhibits/Installations

Owen, Josh. Glass Lab. 29 Jun. 2012. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning. Performance.

Owen, Josh. Glass Lab. 2012. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning. Exhibit.

Owen, Josh. Pencils of Promise Organization. 10 Dec. 2012. Pencils of Promise Organization, New York. Exhibit.

Owen, Josh. Faculty Exhibition. Dec. 2012. Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester. Exhibit.

Owen, Josh. Four Corners: Design from Philly surrounds. Oct. 2012. Minima gallery, Philadelphia. Exhibit.

Owen, Josh. Kontextür. May 2012. Wanted Design, New York. Exhibit.

Owen, Josh. Metaproject 02: Corning Museum of Glass. May 2012. Wanted Design, New York. Exhibit.

Owen, Josh. Activating the Archive Project for Imagine RIT. May 2012. Vignelli Center for Design Studies, Rochester. Exhibit.

Owen, Josh. Areaware Exhibition. May 2012. International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York. Exhibit.

Owen, Josh. Kikkerland Exhibition. May 2012. International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York. Exhibit.

Owen, Josh. Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought. Feb. 2012. Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. Exhibit.

Owen, Josh. Design Autopsy. 2012. Bevier Gallery, Rochester. Installation.

Owen, Josh. Metaproject 02: Corning Museum of Glass. May 2012. Wanted Design, New York. Installation.

Judged National/International Competition Award Winner

Owen, Josh. Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award. Recipient. Chicago, IL, 2012.

Owen, Josh. Chicago Athenaeum's Permanent Design. WC Line added to Collection. Chicago, IL, 2012.

Owen, Josh. Corning Museum of Glass. Toilet Paper Jar added to CMoG Permanent Design Collection. Corning, NY, 2012.

Owen, Josh. Corning Museum of Glass. Bowl With a Slot added to CMoG Permanent Design Collection. Corning, NY, 2012.

Owen, Josh. Corning Museum of Glass. Tooth Brush Holder Cup added to CMoG Permanent Design Collection. Corning, NY, 2012.

Published Game, Application or Software

Owen, Josh. Game. Kontextür. Large Hanging Mirror. 2012.

Owen, Josh. Game. Kontextür. Small Magnifying Mirror. 2012.

Owen, Josh. Game. Kontextür. Magazine / Towel Holder. 2012.

Owen, Josh. Game. Kontextür. Toilet Paper Holder. 2012.

Owen, Josh. Game. Kontextür. Hooks. 2012.

Owen, Josh. Game. Kontextür. Plunger Set. 2012.

Owen, Josh. Game. Kontextür. Toilet Brush Set. 2012.

Owen, Josh. Game. Kontextür. Waste Bin. 2012.

2010 Submissions

Installation/Exhibit/Performance

Owen, Josh. Big Ideas/Small Packages. Book. Kadinsky Library at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. 2010. Museum/Gallery Collection.

Owen, Josh. SOS Stool designed for Casamania, Italy. Furniture. Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada. Museum/Gallery Collection.

Owen, Josh. Faculty Exhibition, Bevier Gallery, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 15 Oct. - 13 Nov. 2010. Exhibition.

Owen, Josh. Good Design Show: The World’s Leading Design, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, Chicago, IL. June 2010. Exhibition.

Owen, Josh. “American Design in Paris.” Triode Design Showroom, Paris, France. 2010. Exhibition.

Published Article

Owen, Josh. Rev. of Menorah for Areaware, by Cator Sparks. “The Lights Fantastic.” The New York Times Style Magazine Online, 18 Nov. (2010). Web.

Owen, Josh. Rev. of Menorah for Areaware, by Lisa Skolnik. “Menorahs that Embrace the Substance of the Holiday.” The Chicago Tribune, 18 Nov. (2010). Web.

Owen, Josh. Rev. of 8125 Calculator for Monroe by Caroline Tiger. “The Taxman Cometh (Josh Owen Calculator for Monroe).” Arrive Magazine, 3 Aug. (2010): 18. Print.

Owen, Josh. Rev of Knock-off Lamp for Kikkerland by Arlene Hirst. “Now Showing: Americans in Paris.” New York Times Style Magazine, 29 Jan. (2010). Web.

Owen, Josh. Rev. of Cube Jigger for Kikkerland by Felicia D’Ambrosio. “Build-a-bar.” Philadelphia City Paper, 19 Jan. (2010). Web.

Owen, Josh. Rev. of Stoop Bench for Designphiladelphia by Paul Goss “Behavior-based Architecture and Design.” Architecture and Anthropology Curiosity Collaborative, 1 Jan. (2010). Web.

Owen, Josh. Interview. Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business. 2010. 158-160. Print.

Published Book

Owen, Josh. SOS Stool for Casamania in Wallpaper City Guide to Philadelphia. London: Phaidon, 2010. 84-85. Print.

Owen, Josh. 500 Judaica: Innovative Contemporary Ritual Art. New York: Lark Crafts, 2010. 320-321. Print.

Owen, Josh. Build 03. Philadelphia: Philadelphia University (self-published case study), 2010. Print.

Owen, Josh. Product 03. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania (self-published case study), 2010. Print.

Owen, Josh. “Four products,” 1000 Product Designs: Form, Function, and Technology from Around the World. MA: Rockport Publishers, 2010. 0058; 0333; 0380; 0720. Print.

Owen, Josh. Menorah, 2010. Designed for AREAWARE, USA. Product Design. 28 Jan. 2011. Web.

Formal Presentation

Owen, Josh. “Integrated Product Design Studio, critical design review.” University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Architecture Program. Philadelphia, PA. 4 Mar. 2010. Invited Critic.

Owen, Josh. “Integrated Product Design Studio, critical design review.” University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Architecture Program. Philadelphia, PA. 17 Dec. 2010. Invited Critic.