Jonas Bohlin is one of Scandinavia's most preeminent interior architects and designers. His extensive career started with his examination project at University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm, with the chair Concrete 1981. Bohlin has exhibited his talents across various disciplines, glassware, textiles, art objects, installations, and furniture and lighting design. His artistic prowess has earned him numerous accolades, and his works have been showcased in prestigious exhibitions worldwide.
Jonas Bohlin has made a significant impact in the realm of restaurant design, captivating the Stockholm high-profile audience with his distinct vision. His name has become synonymous with establishments such as Sturehof, Riche, Taverna Brillo, Rolfs Kök, Teater grillen, AG, Luzette, The Hills and Aira. These establishments have emerged as alluring destinations, revered for their aesthetic appeal and their ability to captivate the public's imagination.
In addition Bohlin has also shared his expertise as a professor of design at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm, as well as the head of the design program at Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm. His contributions to the field of design have left an indelible mark on both the industry and the creative minds he has influenced.
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Bohlin is also a man of boats. In 1994, an eighteen months long project, including the build of a traditional, Swedish boat for four rowers, made Bohlin´s long-time dream came true – a three months rowing session from Stockholm to Paris. This project was called LIV, the Swedish word for life also Latin for 54 — the total number of friends who rowed the boat together with him in shifts. The experience served as the catalyst for his collection LIV, inspired by navigating in open sea and channels, under bridges through locks, sleeping beneath the vast open sky during several months.