JONAS BOHLIN

Photography: Tom Martinsen
BORN:
1953

EDUCATION:
Konstfackskolan, Avdelningen för Möbler och Inredning, 1977–81

WORK:
One of the founders of Klong Interior. Runs Jonas Bohlin Architecture and does design, interior design project and exhibitions.

 

 

 

 

 

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 2004–09) 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.