We couldn't be more thrilled that Joe Doucet is our very first guest. This NY-based designer is articulate, incredibly talented, and humble. We loved chatting with him about growing up in a small Texas town, designing from a place of naiveté, and we even found out that he also suffers from the ever-so-common imposter syndrome. Listen now:
It's clear that he's earned his nomination for a Cooper-Hewitt design award this year, designing everything from a luxurious flat-pack table to virtual reality eyewear to a deck of minimalist cards. We even found out about designs we'd never known about before, such as his redesign of the wind turbine, called Airate.
We learned that he "cross-trains" his brain by doing conceptual design in between commercial projects, and that he approaches design with naiveté:
Joe talks to us about why he decided to launch a new brand called OTHR. OTHR will bring to market made-to-order beautiful objects designed by some of the biggest names in design (trust us - we've seen the list - it's impressive!), with new designs launching bi-weekly. All of the items will be made using on-demand technology. We can't wait to see the collection!
Read about his work on Design Milk here.
Learn more about OTHR on othr.com.
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