Jonathan Muecke resists standard divisions between design, art and architecture, instead focusing on refined forms that investigate notions of positive and negative space, positional relationships to structures and the innate desire to read notions of functionality into objects that relate to human scale.
His design practice tests these ideas through a continued lineage of exploration in his 'Open Objects’.
Emerging from his design studies at The Cranbrook Academy of Art, his intentional approach to design has garnered several awards and commissions including the architectural pavilion commission for Design Miami (2014) and the USA Knight Fellowship (2015). Prior to his career in design, Muecke earned a BArch from Iowa State University and worked in office of Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland. His works are in the collections of several museums including The Museum of Art and Design in New York City, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Center National des Arts Plastiques in Paris, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Montreal, and The Art Institute of Chicago.