George OGG was christened in St. Mary’s County, MD in 1671; the line begins.
This OGG is small town country born in Pennsylvania, 1954.
Off to Bed-Sty, Brooklyn, NY. Pratt Institute, 1972.
The partner of a lifetime; sealed that deal in 1973 and a BID with Honors, 1976.
Honda R&D, 1976, the California experience and 1977 First born, Jennifer will study Arts Management and Development. No Valley Girl for us, we head back East.
Thonet Furniture USA, I catch the furniture bug as I work with Shultz, Petit, Pollock and Henry Weaver. I build my first house from a barn on a homestead tract from my family. The launch of Richard Ogg Industrial Design by 1979. 1980 Second born, Jamisen will earn a Masters in Printmaking, Chicago Institute of the Arts. This opens the door for collaborations from, OGG + OGG
Adams County National Bank, Hanover Lantern and Littco get an OGG image redux. I concentrate on contract furniture, product and visual marketing. Businesses grow with design and relationships are forged.
Stow Davis, Emeco Industries, Steelcase. Process patents and design patents, full size prototypes. I build all that I design to make it work. Teaching at Art Center Europe in the late 80s, DuPont design interface and technical plastics are applied to furniture.
Graham Engineering and process machinery lead to Graham Packaging and bottle design; Tropicana, Purex, Hershey Foods, Danone, Coco Cola, Pepsi, Quaker Oats. This turns into thirteen years of growing a business and making proprietary packaging part of the conversion landscape.
Seasoned and weathered to a degree. Vintage like a good Cab . . . The saga continues with a return to contract furniture, BlockHouse Contract, OGG product and business development in motorcycle parts, apparel and brand development. Vskin, CRABker and more.
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