considering his design approach from a humanist perspective, american industrial designer josh owen
has developed products ranging from bottle openers and corkscrews to coffee tables and chandeliers.
since 2007, owen has split his time between product design, curating, and teaching, having been named
the craig r. benson chair for innovation at philadelphia university in 2008 and developing interdisciplinary
course programming at the university of pennsylvania school of design. in 2010, owen accepted
an associate professorship at the rochester institute of technology (RIT), where today he teaches and develops
programming for the vignelli center for design studies and is working with others towards the creation
of a new masters program. you can read more about the vignelli center and other campus initiatives in designboom's
article about our visit to the RIT campus.