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Jonathan Olivares


Jonathan Olivares was born in Boston in 1981 and grad­u­ated from Pratt Insti­tute. In 2006 he estab­lished his prac­tice in Los Angeles and works in indus­trial, spatial, and commu­ni­ca­tion design. His designs engage a legacy of form and tech­nol­ogy, asking to be used rather than observed.

Recent projects include the instal­la­tion Room for a Daybed (2016); the Aluminum Bench for Zahner (2015); the Vitra Work­space, an office furni­ture show­room and learn­ing envi­ron­ment for Vitra (2015); the exhi­bi­tion Source Mate­r­ial, curated with Jasper Morri­son and Marco Velardi (2014); and the Olivares Aluminum Chair, for Knoll (2012). Olivares’ work has been published inter­na­tion­ally, granted several design awards — includ­ing Italy’s Compasso d’Oro — and is included in the perma­nent design collec­tions of the Art Insti­tute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Art Museum, The Victo­ria and Albert Museum, and the Vitra Design Museum.


Designs by Jonathan Olivares (2)