Jonathan Olivareswas born in Boston and graduated from Pratt Institute. He established his practice, based in Los Angeles, in 2006, and works in the fields of industrial, spatial, and communication design. His designs engage with a legacy of form and technology, and ask to be used rather than observed. Recent projects include the installationRoom for a Daybed(2016); the Aluminum Bench, for Zahner (2015); the Vitra Workspace, an office furniture showroom and learning environment for Vitra (2015); the exhibitionSource 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, and the Vitra Design Museum.
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