Jason Miller

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January 13, 2010

When people talk about Jason Miller, they invariably mention three things, in varying order: his wit, his youth, and his meteoric rise in the burgeoning United States design scene. Though all of these qualities do belong to him—Miller is funny, young, successful, and (as if it were anomalous) a Brooklyn resident—he is also pragmatic and serious. And if there’s a lot of noise surrounding him and his studio, he doesn’t hear it.
   

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  For the exhibition “Repair Shop,” ten designers were asked to repair a salvaged chair; Miller contributed this piece, entitled “Kids Have No Respect”.
    For the exhibition “Repair Shop,” ten designers were asked to repair a salvaged chair; Miller contributed this piece, entitled “Kids Have No Respect”.
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  More anomalous than imperfect, Miller’s terra-cotta “Whatever Pots” are cast from objects one would use if one didn’t have a planter, like his “Lots of 2 Litres” planter.
    More anomalous than imperfect, Miller’s terra-cotta “Whatever Pots” are cast from objects one would use if one didn’t have a planter, like his “Lots of 2 Litres” planter.
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  Miller’s Superordinate Antler Lamps are the refined alternative to the velvet covered, parasite infested, natural ones (though we like those too).
    Miller’s Superordinate Antler Lamps are the refined alternative to the velvet covered, parasite infested, natural ones (though we like those too).
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  Miller’s Duct Tape Lounge Chair is an homage to imperfection, loosely based on that sad lounger from college days, when furniture was found, bought, and repaired for little. Miller’s chair, however, is structurally sound; the duct tape is upholstered leather.
    Miller’s Duct Tape Lounge Chair is an homage to imperfection, loosely based on that sad lounger from college days, when furniture was found, bought, and repaired for little. Miller’s chair, however, is structurally sound; the duct tape is upholstered leather.
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  The “CPU Table” is from his “Wire Tables” series.
    The “CPU Table” is from his “Wire Tables” series.
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  For his Seconds series, Miller played off of the idea of irregular products being 
sold as “seconds” for a lesser value; the Full Tea Service highlights irregular patterns and misplaced motifs.
    For his Seconds series, Miller played off of the idea of irregular products being sold as “seconds” for a lesser value; the Full Tea Service highlights irregular patterns and misplaced motifs.
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  The Daydreams mirror is a reverent departure from the designer’s interest in imperfection.
    The Daydreams mirror is a reverent departure from the designer’s interest in imperfection.

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