Ted Muehling (1953 - ) was born in New Jersey and earned a degree in instrustrial design from the Pratt Institute in New York, NY. Since 1976 he has been designing jewelry and decorative objects and opened his first shop in Soho in 1990, where he designs and produces multiple as well as one of a kind pieces.
Muehling has collaborated on designs with the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg in Munich, Germany, J. & L. Lobmeyr in Vienna, Austria, E. R. Butler & Co. in New York, NY and Steuben Glass in Corning, NY.
Muehling’s honors include two Coty American Fashion Critics’ Awards in 1977 and 1982. He was a finalist in the first annual National Design Award competition offered by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in 1997, and he was the recipient of the Chrysler Design Award in 2000, and the Pratt Institute Alumni Achievement Award in 2012.