Aluminum Cube Jigger
The design of the Aluminum Cube Jigger evolved from an experiment to compress the six most common liquid measurements used to mix alcoholic drinks into the smallest possible dispenser. The form was inspired by traditional box-shaped, Japanese sake cups from which sake is sipped at the corners.
Winner of the International Design Award and Chicago Good Design Award, received an honorable mention in the product design category of the 2008 Red Dot Design Awards and featured in Art Basel Miami Beach. Designed for Kikkerland, Inc
Director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Josh Owen is the Massimo and Lella Distinguished Professor of Design and the Director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT. Prior to his current role, Owen was Director of the Industrial Design Department in which he continues to teach his popular course known as the Metaproject. Owen is also the president of his eponymous design studio, Josh Owen LLC. His professional projects are produced by major manufacturers and have won many awards. Owen's work is included in the permanent design collections of the ADAM Brussels Design Museum (BE), the Centre Georges Pompidou (FR), the Chicago Athenaeum (USA), the Corning Museum of Glass (USA), the Denver Art Museum (USA), the Museum of American Jewish History (USA), the Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal (CA), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (USA) and the Taiwan Design Museum (TP). His students' works have won awards, been exhibited and featured in international publications and critical venues and have been put into mass production prior to graduation. Owen's professional work has been featured in major exhibitions, numerous books on design and is regularly included in critical design discourse. He is the author of the book, Lenses for Design and the forthcoming book, Design for Study.