• Profile:

    Tucker Viemeister is most famous for OXO Good Grips kitchen tools that conceived “universal design” designed at Smart Design, the company he helped found in 1979. He also founded the Lab (digital explorations on an architectural scale like the Cosmopolitan casino and an installation at the Venice Biennale) at Rockwell Group, and was EVP (physical design digital agency, Razorfish. He thrives on collaboration and working in all scales of 3D and 2D in exhibits, architecture, graphics, new media, branding and strategy. He is a Fellow of the Industrial Design Society of America, his work is in MoMA, holds 32 US utility patents and was named after a car and just finished working on the exhibitions for the new Shanghai Planetarium and a voting machine with Microsoft.


    Degrees Held:

    Pratt Institute, New York, NY, Bachelor Industrial Design (BID)

    Professional Affiliations:

    Architectural League of New York, Vice President

    IDSA (Fellow 1998)

    International Design Network Foundation, President

    Rowena Reed Kostellow Fund, Chair


    Awards And Honors:

    2018    Alumni Achievement Award, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

    2016    50, voted one of top 50 IDSA members of the last 50 years, IDSA, Herndon, VG

    2013    Icon, 125 Icons, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

    2011    Golden Key Award, (Cosmo) IHMRS, Core 77 Design Awards (runner-up Interiors/Exhibitions) (Cosmo),  Star of Design, D&D Building

    1999     Gold Design of the Decade (IDSA): Oxo GoodGrips



    Current Courses:

    Design Studio 5

    Professional Practice (Spring 2021)