Los Angeles-based industrial designer Jonathan Olivares takes inspiration from some of New York City’s most well-known cultural landmarks to put a contemporary spin on our Rockefeller Center store. By combining natural Indiana limestone and mobile archive shelving with a bright metallic interior, Olivares celebrates the building’s iconic aesthetic and its historically important location right across the street from the legendary Radio City Music Hall.
About Jonathan Olivares
Jonathan Olivares was born in Boston in 1981 and graduated from Pratt Institute. In 2006 he established his industrial design practice, which is based in Los Angeles. His designs engage a legacy of form and technology and ask to be used rather than observed. Recent projects include the installations Brujas Training Facility (Performance Space New York, 2018) and Room for a Daybed (Kortrijk Biennale Interieur, 2016); the Aluminum Bench (Zahner, 2015); the Vitra Workspace, an office furniture showroom and learning environment (Vitra, 2015); the exhibition Source Material, curated with Jasper Morrison and Marco Velardi (2014); and the Olivares Aluminum Chair (Knoll, 2012). Olivares’ work has been published internationally, granted design awards—including Italy’s Compasso d'Oro—and is included in the permanent design collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Art Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Vitra Design Museum.