Jonathan Hultgren


Jonathan Hultgren

Fotograf: Jonathan Hultgren

Problem interior (movie)

FREE URBANISTS – co-housing

This is an utopian project about a alternative co-housing for students in the central part of Copenhagen with focusing on access instead of ownership of a home. With a vision to create a co-housing where it could be easier and safer for students to live as a young and free urbanist in cities, without thinking about practicalities and responsibility that comes with ownership of a place. One of the main design solutions of the house is that it is controlled by a service that provides the dwellers with basic needs, such as towels or toilet paper.


When you examine a chair, there are several unwritten rules of what a chair leg or an arm rest are. This projects is about to break those rules and the idea of what a chair is. It was made during a project about wood at my school and we were only able to use one small piece of wood and one piece of metal. When you approach the chair, what you intentionally thought was the armrest, could also function as the backrest. This chair has three different sitting positions and it is up to the viewer to decide how to use it. What I tried to convey with my chair is to challenge the viewer ‘s look on design and spatiality.

Colour hacked

Spatial context

Performance about spatial context. The thesis statement is to demonstrate how we react on identity in connection to its location. Dressing up in similar dress code, namely as ticket collectors in Gothenburg city, I invited friends to travel together with me on the local trams in the city. The dress code meant grey trousers, black jackets and a white hat but without any visible logotypes. I studied the reactions of the surroundings and later on discussed with my cooperators. They thought it was frustrated being associated with an identity just because of their clothes but when they were wearing the same clothes in a different location (for exampel the halls in our school) nobody seemed to bother at all. This was confusing because you adjusted to the former reaction and though it was going to be the same regardless of the location.

OWN IT – Or rent it?

This project is about a service-system for renting furniture in a sustainable and convenient way. It is based on Osterwalder and Pignuer’s business model, which has been used by many organisations to generate and innovative businesses. The program for the system is divided into nine blocks and each one describes how the concept of the system is working to create a stable company. The main valuation of this service-system is to deal with the challenges we are facing due to the increasing urbanisation in big cities and the lack of adequate housing. The primary customers segment for the service-system are young people at the age of 18-25 years, because they are moving more frequently within the urban areas.