Justin Bailey is a furniture and lighting designer based in Bloomington, Indiana where he is a foundations professor at Indiana University’s Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design, He graduated with an MFA in 3D Design from the University of Iowa.
Justin Bailey’s designs have been exhibited as part of WantedDesign NYC’s Launchpad (2017), the Toronto Interior Design Show, and at the SaloneSatellite (2018/19). He received a MetropolisLikes award at WantedDesign in 2017, and a 2018 LIT Lighting Design Award. He was also named by Azure Magazine as one of Toronto Design Week’s Top 5 Emerging Talents in 2018.
With a background in both sculpture and design, Justin embraces both worlds to create design that takes an experimental approach to form and structure within functional objects. Justin Bailey’s designs emphasize movement and fluidity in furniture and objects. Building with lines and surfaces, Justin creates forms that appear lightweight, minimal, and at times, ethereal.