Jeffrey Osborne

Jeffrey Osborne is a design and marketing consultant based in New York City specializing in international marketing, product design, interior design, merchandising, and exhibitions.

Recent consultancy relationships include: ODS (Consultants for Design Strategy), Emeco, Poltrona Frau, Contract, and Unifor Inc.

Recent interior design projects include: Oldcastle Glass offices, Suzanne Tick Inc. offices/residence, Beckelman + Capalino offices, Elderfield/Collins residence (MOMA curator of painting and sculpture) Ennis, Beckelman, Jones, Moekowitz, McGuigan/Berridge residences.

For twenty years, he was associated with Knoll International, New York. There he held the positions of Director of Marketing, Director of Products, and for ten years, Vice President of Design with responsibility for all product and interior design. Notable products were designed by Niels Diffrient, Joe D'Urso, Fahnstrom/McCoy, Gwathmey Siegel, Bruce Hannah, Richard Meier, Andrew Morrison, Pascal Mourgue, Richard Sapper, Robert Venturi, Vignelli Design and many other iconic designers.

Jurist and Lecturer on furniture design; he conceived and co-curated the "Mondo Materialis" Exhibit, new materials and marketing thinking of international design professionals, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; Co-author of Abrams book on the same subject.

Publicolor, emeritus board member Architectural League of New York

Join us at the debut of DESIGNLIVES as two of the four legendary Knoll Design Directors examine over 70 years of illustrious design. The current EVP and Design Director, Benjamin A. Pardo and special guest Jeffrey Osborne, Design Director from 1976-1986, will present an in depth discussion on the award winning collaboration between the designers and directors at Knoll. Good design starts with good collaboration.