Jan Wilker, USA

AGI member since 2009

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Jan Wilker grew up in Ulm, Germany. He attended Stuttgart University's architecture school, and graduated from the State Academy of Art & Design Stuttgart in 2001. He moved to New York in late 2000 to start karlssonwilker, a design studio, together with Icelander Hjalti Karlsson. Jan has taught at Cooper Union, SVA, and Parsons. He frequently lectures and holds sought-after design workshops around the world. Their work has appeared in more than one design publication and they have received less than a thousand awards. They continue to work with an eclectic list of clients, including A, the B, C, D, E, the F Club, G, H mag, I, J International, and K.



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    Jan Wilker, USA (2009)

    Jan Wilker grew up in Ulm, Germany. He attended Stuttgart University's architecture school, and graduated from the State Academy of Art & Design Stuttgart in 2001. He moved to New York in...

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    Jan Wilker, USA (2009)

      Jan Wilker grew up in Ulm, Germany. He attended Stuttgart University's architecture school, and graduated from the State Academy of Art & Design Stuttgart in 2001. He moved to New York in late 2000 to start karlssonwilker, a design studio, together with Icelander Hjalti Karlsson. Jan has taught at Cooper Union, SVA, and Parsons. He frequently lectures and holds sought-after design workshops around the world. Their work has appeared in more than one design publication and they have received less than a thousand awards. They continue to work with an eclectic list of clients, including A, the B, C, D, E, the F Club, G, H mag, I, J International, and K.



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      tellmewhy—The First 24 Months of a New York Design Company

      (2003)

      • Clare Jacobson,
      • Jan Wilker,
      • Hjalti Karlsson

      Princeton Architectural Press

      A book as iconoclastic as their designs, tellmewhy features plenty of stories of karlssonwilker's ordinary office live and its less-than-romantic tales about rooftop parties, battles with immigration, language obstacles, missed meetings, and money problems. Despite these stories—and because of others—karlssonwilker has produced an impressive body of work in their first two short years in business.

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