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Meet: Jonathan Zawada

Indesign meets the contributors to Herman Miller’s Then x Ten Power of the Poster exhibition

Meet: Jonathan Zawada


August 15th, 2012

Australia’s Jonathan Zawada is a prolific young designer with an impressive client list including The New York Times, Coca-Cola, BMW and The Sydney Theatre Comany.

The Herman Miller design classic Zawada has interpreted for the Then x Ten exhibition, opening this week in Melbourne, is the Coconut Lounge Chair by George Nelson.


Your top 3 influences

Barney Bubbles, Yusaku Kamekura, Björk


The moment you knew you wanted to be a designer

When I realised I had already been doing it for several years already, I just didn’t have a name for it at the time.


Favourite international landmark/building

The Dia at Beacon.


Dream project to work on (real or imaginary)

Designing and building my own house.


Dream person to collaborate with

Shane Sakkeus


Favourite decade of design



The most unusual/interesting thing about the way you work

I don’t have a studio! I work from spare corners of my apartment or in whatever spaces I can find. It’s a tricky balancing act but it keeps me on my toes 🙂


Jonathan Zawada


THEN X TEN: The Power of The Poster


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