MENU has always been fascinated by the way in which individuals and spaces can be united through great design. In our pursuit to craft furniture, lighting and interior accessories shaped by purposeful details, high-quality materials and human needs, we create strong and lasting relations between designers, manufacturers and customers.
The sense of community that results from this union of like-minded individuals fosters a deeper sense of belonging – and products that stand the test of time, inviting human connection, inspiration and experimentation to push the boundaries of modern design.
We truly believe that when we work collectively, we achieve more than we do individually: the sum of our work and of our connections is always greater than its parts, and our softly minimal designs and collaborative spirit help to join the dots between the home, the workplace and the service industry, redefining how we use space and, ultimately, how we connect to those around us.
Jonas Wagell is a Swedish architect and designer born in 1973. Wagell is widely revered for his modern product and furniture design comprising soft, minimalist shapes with a welcoming expression. An alumnus of the prestigious schools 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. He is trained in graphics and print, project management, communication, furniture design and architecture.
Studio JWDA was founded in 2008 and is located in the Old Town of Stockholm, whilst recent clients and collaborative relations that stretch from Scandinavia to China, Italy and North America. Today the work is primarily focused on product and furniture design, but occasionally the studio also consults with art and design direction.
The studio’s architecture work is perhaps most known for the prefab house concept Mini House, early recognized by Wallpaper* Magazine which named Wagell one of the “world’s 50 hottest young architects” in 2008.