Pete Oyler is a versatile designer whose 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 produces work for license and larger volume production under his own name and is a Principal at Assembly Design, an award-winning studio he co-founded with interior designer Nora Mattingly.
Oyler holds a BA in American Studies and an MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been exhibited in Chicago, New York, London, Milan, Oslo, and Paris and he has received numerous awards including Forbes’ “30 Under 30 for Art & Design,” the Metropolis “Likes Award for Innovation in Design”, Sight Unseen's “American Design Hot List”, and New City's “Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago”. Recent publications include Elle Décor, Forbes, Ideat, Modern Painters, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Surface, and Wallpaper.
Based in Chicago, Oyler is an Assistant Professor in Designed Objects at School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) where he leads advanced studio courses that explore the contemporary landscape of design, exhibition, and independent design practice.