RAY SWIVEL / Designer
Jakob Wagner is a Danish industrial designer who founded his own studio in Copenhagen in 1992. He has designed a broad range of products and has received international acclaim for his work, including iF, Red Dot, Bundespreis and Designer of the Year awards. His designs can be found in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York. Wagner trained in both design engineering and as an industrial designer at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. His approach is characterised by a desire to create an equilibrium in the products he designs. A detailed understanding of user behaviour underpins his work, which is often imbued with contrast, emotion and a playful use of materials. For HAY, Wagner has designed the JW01 Chair and Bar Stool and the Ray Lounge Chair.