Jan Staller has had a life long involvement with industrial design. A child of the 1950s, he grew up in a home furnished with mid century furniture- Eames, Saarinen, Nelson, Nakashima and others. His father was a photography and woodworking hobbyist with an avid appreciation for arts and design. The senior Staller taught his two oldest sons woodworking and photography techniques. The father’s books and magazines about photography, architecture, industrial design were very influential in their becoming artists.

While photography became Jan’s profession, the manual skills he learned as a child and the appreciation for design figured strongly in his everyday life. For his first home as an adult, he was able to design and build the interior of a loft in Tribeca.