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Jason Miller

In the past 15 years, Jason Miller has emerged as one of the most talented and sought after designer working in the United States. Elevating everyday components of contemporary American culture, Miller produces an innovative, ever-expanding collection of lighting fixtures, furniture, household products, and interior spaces.

From his headquarters in the bourgeoning Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, Miller deftly synthesizes the conceptual with the functional, drawing on his background in the art and advertising industries. His work speaks to this keen cultural awareness, reflecting a contemporized approach to classic American aesthetic sensibilities. Each piece is warm, accommodating and rich, rather than minimalist, frivolous or alienating.

Jason Miller was born in 1971 and raised in Darien, Connecticut. He received a degree from Indiana University in 1993, and a Masters of Fine Arts from the New York Academy of Art in 1995. Post graduation, Jason Miller trained with two of the biggest names in art and design, the studios of sculptor and fine artists Jeff Koons and prolific industrial designer Karim Rashid. His commercial instincts were also developed as an art director for the advertising and public relations firm Ogilvy and Mather in New York.

In the late 1990s, Jason contributed to a design show in which he exhibited deconstructed chairs that looked as if the covering had been ripped and then duct-taped together; and vases that looked like they had been broken and reconstructed. The pieces, which struck a chord amongst the nascent design as art movement, proffered conceptual questions, while standing alone as beautiful, functional objects in their own right.

In 2001, he founded the Jason Miller Studio. His Superordinate Antler chandeliers were introduced in 2003 and almost instantly became a recognizable icon in fashionable New York City venues. That collection, a contemporization of natural antler forms, was influential in the movement away from the rigid minimalism of much contemporary modernism to the rustic chic and back–to-nature aesthetic still popular today. Jason Miller lighting – which blurred the boundaries of art and design - exemplify Jason’s characterful approach. One of Jason Miller's most famous designs is the Modo Chandelier.

Jason received the Bombay Sapphire “Rising Star Award” in 2005 and was named “Best Breakthrough Designer” by Wallpaper* magazine in 2007. Forbes.com included him in their list of 2007 “Tastemakers.” Jason was named Designer of the Year in 2010 by the Brooklyn Museum.

Following the runaway success of his eponymous studio, Jason Miller founded Roll & Hill to manufacture high-end contemporary lighting specifically for the American market. At that time, most contemporary lighting was imported from Europe and characterized by a minimalist, industrial style. By contrast, the Roll & Hill designs draw from a palette of rich materials such as brass, bronze, leather, wood, hand-knotted rope and mouth-blown glass. The firm works with and licenses from a select group of designers including Partners & Spade, Lindsey Adelman, Rich Brilliant Willing, and Paul Loebach. The company uses a boutique, small batch production model, manufacturing on a small scale so pieces can be customized to suit clients and designers.

Jason’s work has been included in solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Milan, Istanbul, New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Toronto. His clients include Areaware, Persol, Brookstone, Carlo Rossi, Kikkerland, and Idee. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Brooklyn Museum.
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