Jonathan Olivares was born in Boston, USA in 1981. He graduated from Pratt Institute's Industrial Design program in 2004 and worked for KGID in Munich in 2005. Returning to Boston in 2006, he founded Jonathan Olivares Design Research, an office specializing in furniture, product, lighting, interior and exhibition design aswell as design focused research and writing. The office's clients include innovative producers of contemporary furniture and lighting, distinguished museums for design and art, and leading publications on design and architecture.