Oskar Kogoj (Miren, 1942) graduated in Industrial Design at the Istituto Statale d’Arte in Venice in 1966. Between 1969 and 1970, he worked at the department of research and design of the furniture company Meblo from Nova Gorica. During 1971–1975, he was the head of the department of industrial design at the Universita Internazionale di Venezia e Firenze. Oskar Kogoj engages in design of the most diverse products from natural materials, mostly glass, into which he incorporates his insights from researching ancient cultures.
The works of Oskar Kogoj have been exhibited in more than 50 museums and permanent collections around the world. From 1969 to today, he has received more than 40 international awards and recognitions. In 1971, he and his colleagues won the Prešern Fund Award for their series of armchairs-recliners.