Jeff Miller is a leading American industrial designer who has received international acclaim for his innovative, distinctive style. In 2011, Jeff joined Poppin as the Vice President of Design where he leads a growing team dedicated to developing clean, clever and colorful products for the office. Prior to joining Poppin, Jeff has worked on a variety of products for leading companies including Bosch, Cerruti Baleri, Herman Miller, Itoki, Panasonic, Samsung, Apple, Colgate, Corning, LG, Motorola, OXO and Procter & Gamble.
Jeff regularly lectures about his work and has conducted design seminars for students from New York to Paris to Jerusalem; kids just love him. His work has received numerous awards, appeared in print, media, and television, and been exhibited in prestigious collections and museums, worldwide. In other words, this guy is pretty good at what he does and oh, did we mention his great monogrammed shirts?
Paul Loebach was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio amid the industrial landscape of the Midwestern US, where he left to graduate from Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. After graduating from RISD, Paul moved to New York City and established a design studio where he currently works as a consultant, specializing in product design, wood furniture, and emerging manufacturing technologies.
Paul writes about his work, “I’m interested in design for the basic purpose of giving objects meaning. Design is a structured language that holds a balance between the continuity of recognizable imagery, and the poetic shift of innovation as we adapt objects to our changing lifestyles. The future of design is an embodiment of the profoundly human need to structure our environment as a reflection of ourselves.”
The work of industrial designer and educator Josh Owen is at once simple, practical and creative. Although typologies that Owen creates are commonly described as refined, iconic or minimalist, he defines function in humanistic terms, combining clarity of purpose and functional efficacy with emotive and tactile qualities chosen to align strategically with industry. Owen is the president of Josh Owen LLC and is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Industrial Design Department at The Rochester Institute of Technology. His projects are produced by major manufacturers and have won many awards. Owen’s work is included in the permanent design collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, the Denver Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Chicago Athenaeum and the National Museum of American Jewish History. His work has been featured in major exhibitions, numerous books on design and is regularly included in critical design discourse.
Icelandic born, NYC based Hlynur Atlason is interested in the human connectivity from the objects he creates. Whether it’s luxury items to everyday, mass-products or one-off gallery pieces, he imagines and brings to form unique objects that invite enquiry, interaction and delight. Through focused research, playful curiosity, social and cultural exploration and hard-working devel- opment Atlason sets out to improve the human experi- ence of a product through its materials, ergonomics and environmental footprint.
This collection of luxury shower curtains is created in collaboration with the innovative and award winning British textile artist Kaniez Abdi whose A-list clients include Tori Burch, Calvin Klein, Kenzo and Dianne Von Furstenberg. Her extraordinary high-fashion sensibility and masterful use of unique materials and sewing techniques seemed like a perfect complement to kon- textür’s stylish acrylic line of curtain rings and vision for a new and unexpected bath. The result… a chic collec- tion of couture shower curtains.