Lenses For Design
Lenses for Design describes and explains the unique, creative process of American industrial designer and educator, Josh Owen. Project by project, Owen illustrates and decodes his philosophy and approach to design invention and problem solving. His designs combine clarity of purpose and functional efficacy with emotive and tactile qualities that will prove instructive and inspirational.
- Publisher: RIT Press (09/2016)
- ISBN-13: 978-1-939125-33-0
- Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
- Pages: 252
- Illustrations: 395
- Size: 7.5 x 10 in.
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.