"While initially seen as minimal, Owen’s work quietly reveals a sense of humor
and an affinity for invention. His products greet their users with what he
refers to as "surpriseutility." The designer’s detailing of these products is
often rational and precise with an aversion to ornament. Within this use of
simple geometries one finds unexpected, dream-like references to iconic objects
from the domestic landscape. Questioning the boundaries of functionality and
ritual in everyday life, each object has something new to offer in addition to
its conventional function.

Equally descriptor and educational device,
the book delves into the methods and practices that give rise to the objects
displayed. The book, Josh Owen : Big Ideas / Small Packages, provides its
readers with a glimpse into the creative process behind the work, including
sketches, prototype imagery, thoughts from the designer and explanations of the
innovative production processes used to realize the final objects."
2005 Woodsphere Publishing
For ordering information contact Noam Kugelmass at Woodsphere
( or buy direct online at

Sculptor/Designer Josh Owen will be signing copies of his book

Friday, June 3, 2PM
BookExpo 2005 June 3-5 – Javits Convention Center, New York City
Kikkerland Design Booth # 1524

For more information/press release:

To register for BookExpo 2005 go to:

[Press Release]

Print it in Moleskine MSK format
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