Jacob Nitz (born in 1986) is an American based product and furniture designer. Jacob received his Bachelors of Science in Industrial Design from the The University of Cincinnati's Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning program in 2010. During his studies, he held a number of apprenticeships across the country with multiple design studios and corporations in cities such as Boston, New York and Austin, Texas. Prior to his graduation in May of 2010, Nitz was selected amongst many hopeful international designers to show at the prestigious ICFF Studio Exhibit at New York City's International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), curated by Bernhardt Designs. The exhibition's recognition of emerging designers is what Nitz needed to obtain the exposure that led to his first production deal with Dutch design label JSPR and their new project furniture label - Associated.
Following his studies, Nitz moved to Eindhoven, Netherlands to oversee final production of his 'AMIRITE' furniture collection and assist in the launch of the new furnishing label - Associated. In October of 2010, his first international exhibition and official launch of his collection for Associated took place at the 'INTERIEUR 2010' fair in Kortrijk, Belgium.
Jacob's designs can be defined by their simplicity, thoughtful use of materials, and attention to detail. While confronting many of today's economic and environmental concerns, his work strives to reduce manufacturing costs and minimize the waste of unnecessary materials in a progressive manner.
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