We are an award-winning multidisciplinary practice who believe that design is a tool to create opportunities. We believe that creative vision can transform an object into an obsession, a product into a paragon and a business into a brand. We believe that by partnering with the world’s most exciting brands, we can create innovative ways for product design, packaging, architecture, retail design, furniture and technology to shape tomorrow.
A designer, entrepreneur, inventor and creative director, Joe Doucet is one of the most sought-after creative talents working in America today. After graduating from the Art Center College of Design, Doucet quickly began exporting his vision into product, furniture, environment, and technology to find solutions for daily and societal challenges through design. His work deftly hybridizes function and visual appeal while conveying layers of meaning and message. Doucet believes that design and, more importantly, a designer’s thought process can play a larger role in innovation and problem solving, as well as aesthetics. He currently holds numerous patents for his designs and inventions.
Doucet’s work has been exhibited globally, including the London Design Museum and the Biennale International Design in Saint-Etienne. He has received numerous international awards, including a World Technology Award for Design Innovation and multiple Good Design Awards. He was also named the only ever AvantGuardian for Design by Surface Magazine. In 2017, Doucet was named the 2017 Winner of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award as Product Designer—the highest honor in his field.
Doucet is the Founder & CEO of OTHR, a design brand revolutionizing the way products are conceived, manufactured and purchased.
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RICHARD HINZEL | PARTNER | MANAGING DIRECTOR
Richard Hinzel studied Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science before going on to a career path which took him from journalism at Wallpaper* magazine to advertising and brand design management. With experience in Europe, the USA and Australia, working on brands asdiverse as Swiss International Airlines, Bacardi, Hugo Boss, H&M, Selfridges & Co, Moncler, Puma, Coty, Lancaster and Davidoff Fragrances, he brings a decidedly global viewpoint and understanding of growing brands and businesses in the international market place. What ultimately brought Hinzel to the design industry is his belief that innovation is as vital to a brand commercially as it is creatively.
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