Born in 1983 in Louisville, KY, Pete Oyler’s work has been recognized and showcased internationally. A versatile designer and thinker, Oyler is particularly interested in design semiotics and in the potential of three-dimensional objects to incite imaginative curiosity. His work explores the intersections of design, craft, contemporary culture, and history and his studio practice emphasizes both traditional and experimental approaches to a wide range of materials and methods of production. Oyler holds a BA in American Studies and an MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.
In 2012 Oyler was named one of Forbes Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 for Art & Design. Oyler’s work has been exhibited and featured (inter)nationally. Recent publications include The New York Times, Elle Décor, Dwell, Ideat, Modern Painters, and Wallpaper. Oyler produces work for license and larger volume production eponymously and is a Principal at Assembly Design, an award-winning studio he co-founded with Interior Designer Nora Mattingly. Oyler is an Assistant Professor in Designed Objects at the School of Art Institute of Chicago.