Kaloustian earned his BFA from the College for Creative Studies. It was during college that his professional experience began with designing corporate aircraft interiors for Rockwell International. After graduating he began as a member of the Steelcase design staff. Just over a year later he established his independent design consulting practice, where he has designed contract furnishings, including seating and systems furnishings for companies such as Bernhardt Design, Harter, Haworth, Herman Miller, KI, Steelcase and Coalesse.
Kaloustian's designs have numerous "Best of Neocon" awards attached to them. In 1994 he received a silver award for the Bernhardt Design Verona seating line and in 1998 he won a gold award for the Bernhardt Design Visions casegood collection. The Harter Lassiter chair received a silver award in 2002 and more recently the Coalesse X-Stack seating line won a gold award in 2006.
His ability to provide diverse design solutions goes beyond the furniture industry to encompass various electronic components for companies such as EDS, Fanuc Robotics, Pentax Cameras, and concept designs for a partnership between Visteon and Bang & Olufsen. He has also designed biking products for Trek and Saris, along with automotive related products for Goodyear and Somner Allibert.
- Graduation Year: 1979
- Major: Product Design
- Employer: John M. Kaloustian LLC
- Title: Designer/Cnslt.
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