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Knoll Designer Bios

Glen Oliver Loew

Glen Oliver Loew graduated with a Diploma in Industrial-Design from the University of Wuppertal in 1985. He then moved to Milan/Italy, where he received a master’s degree in design from Domus Academy in 1986.

In 1987 he started his collaboration with Antonio Citterio, in 1990 he became partner in Antonio Citterio & Partners in Milan, developing a large number of products for companies such as Ansorg, Flos, Hackman, Iittala, Kartell, Vitra and Vitrashop.

Since 2000 he is teaching as a Professor for Product Design at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg. After starting his own studio, Loew has collaborated with companies like Steelcase, Thonet and Knoll.

Loew partnered with Knoll to develop a light task chair for the increasingly flexible and mobile work environment. The resulting design, Ollo, is an everywhere chair inspired by mid-century designs.

He’s received numerous design prizes for his work, including the “Compasso d`Oro“ Award”. His work is included in the permanent collection at MoMA. He serves as a juror for various Design Awards, including the Red Dot Award, the iF Design Award and the IDEA award.