Finnish-born designer Jonas Lutz began studying design in Turku, Finland, and continued at the renowned Linköping University Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies in the outskirts of Stockholm in Sweden. He finished his studies with an exchange to Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Despite travelling further from home, Nordic design traditions remain imbedded within his work. In 2016, Jonas began focusing on his own work. He now works in a light-filled studio in one of the oldest harbors in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Lutz creates objects of bold and ingenious simplicity which are inviting to touch. The foundation of his form language lies in a deep understanding of the inherent qualities of materials and the production process.
Elegant solutions are visible in the way parts intersect to form a unity, projecting both subtlety and strength. Jonas finds inspiration in Nordic furniture traditions as well as in the lively design culture of his adopted city of Rotterdam.
“It’s never been a question of whether or not to make something, it’s just a natural thing for me,” the designer explains his approach.