Jonas Wagell is a Swedish architect and designer born in 1973. The studio JWDA was founded in 2008 and is today located in a converted car repair shop in central Stockholm, but collaborations span from Scandinavia to China, Italy and North America.
Wagell’s architecture work is perhaps most known for the prefab house concept Mini House (2007-2012), early recognized by Wallpaper* Magazine which named him one of the “world’s 50 hottest young architects” shortly after graduation in 2008. Today the work is primarily focused on product and furniture design, but occasionally the studio also consults with art and design direction.
Jonas Wagell is trained in graphics, communication, furniture design and architecture at schools including Konstfack University College of Arts and Crafts and Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, as well as Parsons School of Design in New York City. Wagell has a former career in strategic project management and communication.
Although the studio’s focus today is primarily on design rather than architecture, the approach remains diverse – from furniture and lighting to tableware and consumer accessories.
Jonas Wagell’s design has been described as minimal with soft and friendly shapes. He was introduced to design through an interest in graphics, print and typography and perhaps this has influenced today’s work with simplistic and clear, but expressive design language.
Today the studio’s design collaborations include Scandinavian companies such as Menu, Normann Copenhagen and Muuto, but also Tacchini in Italy, Design Within Reach in USA and Zaozuo in China, to name a few.
On occasion one design internship position is available in the studio in Stockholm. An internship typically starts in January or August and last for 3-4 months. During the summer the studio is closed and no internship is possible.
As an intern you take part in the daily work with focus on model building and prototyping, as well as product development and technical drawings. Application requires a BFA in Product Development or Furniture/Product/Industrial Design.
Email application with CV and concise portfolio (max 5 MB) with a selection of 5-8 examples of current work, model making, prototyping as well as technical 3d drawings.
Please note! Since the studio today is focused on products and furniture design we do not have architecture internships!