Recently I had the pleasure of seeing iconic designer and potter Jonathan Adler take the stage at the Corcoran College of Art + Design to share insights into his career and to discuss the evolution of his “happy chic” approach to design.
Jonathan Adler’s pottery and home goods are known for their impeccable craftsmanship, clean design, bold patterns, and sense of whimsy. Adler now has his own brand and 18 stores worldwide, with one opening in Georgetown later this year.
As a graphic designer, I have often turned to his work for inspiration, some of which has even made its way onto presentation mood boards. His interior designs often feature many of the same principles we use in design and advertising, like mixing bold patterns and textures to create more visual interest.
While I was probably one of the few graphic designers in the audience, it was an inspiring lecture for all creative people to attend. Jonathan Adler is truly passionate about his work, and has been the source of much inspiration in my own work.