|Born||Edwin Arthur Schlossberg
July 19, 1945
New York City
|Education||Columbia College of Columbia University
Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Children||Rose Kennedy Schlossberg
Tatiana Celia Schlossberg
John Bouvier Schlossberg
|Parents||Alfred I. Schlossberg
Edwin Arthur "Ed" Schlossberg (born July 19, 1945), founder and principal of ESI Design, is an American designer, author, and artist. Schlossberg specializes in designing interactive, participatory experiences, beginning in 1977 with the first hands-on learning environment in the US for the Brooklyn Children's Museum. He continues to work in the field and publishes frequently on the subject. He is the husband of Caroline Kennedy and the son-in-law of John F. Kennedy. He is the author of nine published books including "Einstein and Beckett", and "Interactive Excellence". His art work has been seen in many one man shows and museum exhibits. In 2011 he was appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts by President Barack Obama.
Schlossberg was born in New York City. His parents, Alfred I. Schlossberg and Mae Hirsch, were both children of Ellis Island immigrants all of whom were born within 50 miles of one another near Poltava, Ukraine, then part of the Russian Empire. Alfred founded a textile-manufacturing business and was president of the Park East Synagogue on New York's Upper East Side, where Ed studied Hebrew and had a Bar Mitzvah. He grew up in a large extended Jewish family.
Schlossberg first attended New York's PS 166 school, and is a graduate of Birch Wathen School and Columbia College of Columbia University. He received his masters and doctoral degrees from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Schlossberg's multi-disciplinary design firm, ESI Design, is based on Sixth Avenue in New York City and has produced award-winning interactive experiences for both institutional and corporate clients. Signature projects include:
- Best Buy – Concept Stores
- Ellis Island – American Family Immigration History Center
- Playa Vista
- Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
- Reuters|Reuters Spectacular at 3 Times Square
- Sony Plaza and Sony Wonder Technology Lab
- World Financial Center Breezeway Media Walls
- World Trade Center and World Financial Center Informational Kiosks
Schlossberg married attorney Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (born 1957), the daughter of President John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (1917–1963) and First Lady Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Bouvier (1929–1994), on July 19, 1986, his 41st birthday. They have three children, all born in New York:
- Rose Kennedy Schlossberg (born June 25, 1988)
- Tatiana Celia Schlossberg (born May 5, 1990)
- John Bouvier "Jack" Schlossberg (born January 19, 1993)
The family lives on Park Avenue, on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
- Schlossberg, Edwin (1973). Einstein and Beckett; a record of an imaginary discussion with Albert Einstein and Samuel Beckett. New York. ISBN 0825630118.
- Schlossberg, Edwin (1977). The philosopher's game: match your wits against the 100 greatest thinkers of all time. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0312604629.
- Fuller, R.B.; Schlossberg, E. (1977). Tetrascroll. Universal Limited Art Editions.
- Schlossberg, Edwin (1985). The pirated edition of Stevens and Bohr: a record of correspondence between Wallace Stevens and Niels Bohr and journals written during that correspendence. London; Zurich: Princelet Editions. ISBN 0862980143.
- Schlossberg, Edwin (1998). Interactive excellence: defining and developing new standards for the twenty-first century. Library of contemporary thought. New York: Ballantine. ISBN 0345423712.
- Thomas E. Luebke, ed., Civic Art: A Centennial History of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, 2013): Appendix B, p. 554.
- "Alfred I. Schlossberg Textile Manufacturer, 87". New York Times. 1995-12-07. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
- "Paid Notice: Deaths SCHLOSSBERG, MAE (HIRSCH)". The New York Times. 2005-05-26. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
- C. David Heymann (July 10, 2007). American Legacy: The Story of John and Caroline Kennedy. Simon and Schuster. pp. 266–7. ISBN 978-0-7434-9738-1. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
- Hogrefe, Jeffery: "The family man," New York Magazine
- "Caroline Bouvier Kennedy to wed Edwin Schlossberg". New York Times. March 2, 1986. Retrieved 2007-06-21. "The engagement of Caroline Bouvier Kennedy and Edwin Arthur Schlossberg has been announced by her mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis of New York. A summer wedding is planned."
- Zibart, Eve (June 18, 2012). "Kennedys 4.0: The Dynasty Endures". Boston Common. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
- "2nd Girl for Caroline Kennedy". Los Angeles Times. May 9, 1990. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
- Mcfadden, Robert D. (May 20, 1994). "DEATH OF A FIRST LADY; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Dies of Cancer at 64". The New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved December 12, 2012.