Fashion, Art & Design
Owen William Fritts
Solid Core Design and
Project Open Motion
Owen William Fritts is the founder and president of SOLIDCORE, a design and fabrication firm that embraces simplicity, modernity and responsible practices. He speaks globally on green design and trends and conducts earthAWARE and openMOTION workshops.
Owen William Fritts is founder and president of Portland, Oregon USA based SOLIDCORE, a design and fabrication firm focused on simplicity, modernity and earth responsible practices. He speaks globally on green design and trend for educational institutions, corporations and conferences. He also teaches a unique combination of awareness, team building and creativity exploration through his earthAWARE and openMOTION workshops: an initiative that takes teams of kids or adults from ideation to sketching to physically building small structures made from organic and reclaimed materials.
Prior to starting SOLIDCORE he founded Intelligent Design, a European furniture and product import and fulfillment firm. Before that Owen worked for architecture firms Ferraro Choi and GBD, furniture companies Herman Miller and Haworth and several design oriented start-ups.
Owen earned his BFA with focus on interior architecture and sculpture from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, studied for his Masters of Architecture at The University of Hawaii and completed his MBA at The University of Oregon.
William serves the design community as a Board Member of the Architecture and Design Museum of Los Angeles and as a graduate program mentor at The Pacific Northwest College of Art.