Tucker Viemeister

Re-Inventing Industrial Design

  • Tucker Viemeister
  • Industrial Design Legend

Re-Inventing Industrial Design

​Industrial design is all around us, it’s the products we live with everyday, it’s the products in our drawers, the robots on our decks and in our pockets, and Tucker L. Viemeister is a legend in the field.

​Currently, the Industrial Design Head of Athalon Studio, Tucker helped found many important design studios from Smart Design, frog design’s New York studio, Razorfish’s physical design group, Springtime-USA, and was chief of the lab at the Rockwell Group.

​While at Smart, he helped design the influential and award-winning Oxo “Good Grips” kitchen tools. He holds 32 US utility patents.

​His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; and the Staatliches Museum, Berlin, Germany. Vice President of the Architectural League of New York,

​Viemeister is also a Fellow of the Industrial Designers Society of America. His numerous awards include 11 selections in the Annual Design Review of ID Magazine, and the first Presidential Design Award in 1984.

​Tucker will touch on his illustrious past, the tricks of the trade but also dive into what’s emerging now in the space between software and hardware.