Jason Miller Studio was founded in 2001. Jason's designs draw on everyday aspects of contemporary American culture to create objects that are as much conceptual art as contemporary design. He has exhibited internationally, has been featured in numerous publications, and was named “Designer of the Year” by the Brooklyn Museum in 2010. You can see his work as part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Brooklyn Museum. As a compliment to his studio, Jason recently founded Roll & Hill, a contemporary lighting company. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Miller came onto the design scene in a big way in 2003, not long after opening Jason Miller Studio, with the introduction of his Superordinate Antler Collection, a presage to the rustic chic aesthetic that emerged in the next few years. That sculptural collection exemplifies Miller’s approach, which blurs the boundary between art and design. This is unsurprising because his background includes an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art, work in the studios of sculptor Jeff Koons and designer Karim Rashid and a stint as art director at the ad agency Ogilvy & Mather – diverse experiences that led to a dedicated career in product design.
Jason Miller is a Brooklyn-based designer and the founder of Roll & Hill. Born and raised in Darien, Connecticut, Jason’s suburban upbringing heavily influenced his early, more conceptual pieces — duct-taped chairs and cracked vases, among them — and continues to inform the elegant, historically rich work that has become his signature.
Jason received an MFA in painting and spent time in both the art and advertising worlds, but soon realized he preferred making things to documenting them. His designs — like a mirror whose photographic surface recalls a painted landscape — still often reflect those early preoccupations, but each is a functional object, with a kind of beauty and wit.