A versatile designer and thinker, Pete Oyler’s work has been recognized and showcased (inter)nationally. After completing his undergraduate degree in American Studies he studied woodworking at the Penland School of Crafts. In 2009 Oyler received his MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where his thesis body of work was awarded RISD’s Award of Excellence. In 2012 Oyler was named one of Forbes Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 for Art & Design.

Oyler is the lead designer at Assembly, an NYC-based furniture design studio he co-founded with interior designer Nora Mattingly in 2012. He is also the co-founder, creative director, and co-editor of Outpost Journal, an annual, non-profit print publication on innovative art, design and community based art activism from cities that have been traditionally underexposed beyond their local context. Oyler currently teaches in the Product Design Department at Parsons The New School for Design.