An interior designer, author, and educator whose practice has included major projects in the united States and Europe for corporate design, specialty stores, hospitals and furniture products, Jerryll Habegger, IIDA, has written extensively on the modern idiom.
Jerryll's dedication to design research was influenced early by his father, Arthur D. Habegger, and other fine furniture makers of Indiana and Michigan; and his intense interest was fostered at Cranbrook Academy of Art, the undergraduate program in furniture design at Kendall College, and his graduate work at California State university.
Jerryll has written several books on architecture and design, beginning with Europe Architectural Guide, 1860–Today (1974). In 1997, he co-authored the landmark guide, The Sourcebook of Modern Furniture which is now in its third edition (2005) and received the 1997 ASID Education Foundation/Joel Polsky prize in recognition of the second edition of The Sourcebook of Modern Furniture Design.
He has also authored Get a Grip: Objects for the Hand (1991), Modern Flatware (1991), and The Modern Door Lever (1992).
Jerryll has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant to research architecture in the United States, and the 1995 IIDA Education Grant for research on the history of twentieth-century silverware and flatware. He has also won numerous design competitions, and is on the faculty of the Harrington College of Design in Chicago.