Jonas Bohlin has a lot of professional experience and is recognized as one the best designers in Sweden. He has designed interior, furniture, lamps and several other products. He has taught at Konstfack (professor of furniture design 2004-2009) and was the founder of the department of design at Beckmans School of Design. Jonas Bohlins career progressed quickly. As early as 1981 during his final exam / exhibition his project, a concrete chair, Concrete became the cause a of debate in the design community. What is most important? Shape or function, led the question. The answer may seem irrelevant as Jonas Bohlin has firmly stuck to his purpose of creating.
I have never created to please or sadden someone, I create for I find it interesting. 1994 he made the headlines when he embarked on a voyage to Paris on the boat Liv. He himself was on board for the entire trip while he had 53 friends substituting eachother. During the row he found inspiration which resulted in the Liv-collection. Many of the items of this collection are still carried by KLONG today. In accordance with his fashion and determination design is not to be contemporary but durable and long lasting.
An architect as well as a product designer, Sandell is without doubt amongst the most well known names in the current generation making up the Swedish design world. With a business established in 1985, Sandell has by now designed furniture and other products for companies including B&B Italia, Ikea, Asplund, Artek, Cappellini, iittala and Gärsnäs. His buildings stretch from private villas to office developments and larger residential developments, both in Sweden and across the world. He has also worked on a number of successful restaurant projects in central Stockholm, creating interiors which have stood the test of time very well. Sandell is a former head of the Swedish Architects Society.