Jonas Merian

Jonas Merian is a freelance furniture designer and maker from Switzerland, currently based in Shanghai. After working as a prosthetist orthotist for 17 years, he and his partner found an old factory building that they rented and renovated to become their studio and home.

They moved into the new studio in June 2010 and Merian started to build his first pieces of furniture. His works are a mixture between design, craft and art, and each piece is a unique creation, made by Merian himself in his studio. The general principle of his work is upcycling, and he reclaims his materials to create products of high quality and high value.