Jacob is an award-winning designer and architect based in Toronto, Canada and in Berlin, Germany.
Jacob Antoni´s Designs combine form, function, simplicity and beauty. Each project seeks innovative solutions and new possibilities in material and functionality, creating pieces that are both unique and perfectly suited to your needs and their environment. His designs push the limits of convention, introducing exciting twists in form and function.
Jacob works in his workshop, collaborates on projects and products, and teaches product design.
AWARDS & HONOURS
+ selected to exhibit at Interior Design Show, at the Ontario Wood Pavillion, Toronto Jan. 2018
+ exhibiting at Toronto Design Offsite Festival, Toronto Jan. 2018
+ selected to exhibit at IIDEX 2017, at the Ontario Wood Pavillion, Toronto Nov. 2017
+ selected to exhibit at Wanted Design Manhattan, NYC x Design Week, New York May 2017
+ selected and exhibiting at Interior Design Show, both inside Studio North and at the Ontario Wood Pavillion, Toronto Jan. 2017
+ supports Habitat for Humanity in Toronto event, July 2016
+ launching a unique pencilholder line at Toronto Maker Festival, July 2016 (available in several shops in Toronto)
+ Honoree Award from NYC x Design Week, New York 2016
+ selected to exhibit at Wanted Design, Manhattan, NYC Design Week New York, May 2016
+ Award for Best Prototype, Interior Design Show, 2016
+ Designlines Magazine “Loves-Tag”: One of the top 100 new design products, Interior Design Show, 2016
+ selected to exhibit at Interior Design Show, Studio North, Toronto, Jan. 2016
+ exhibiting at Toronto Design Offsite Festival, Toronto, Jan. 2016
+ Exhibition at Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, Aug. 2015
+ Award of Distinction for Artistic Excellence, at Queen West Arts Crawl, Toronto, 2015
+ Winner of international Mirens design contest "Made by you", 2014
+ exhibits continuously at Wychwood Barns Art Market, Kensington Market, Queen West Arts Crawl, Toronto, 2014-2016
+ selected to create a food cart for the Stop´s Night Market, 2014, the cart was purchased by “El Caballito” Restaurant and Bar
EDUCATION & SKILLS
+ Master of Science (MSc) / Master of Architecture (MArcg) / Diplom Ingenieur Architektur, Technical University of Berlin, graduation 2004.
+ advanced mastery of most professional wood- and metal-working machinery and techniques. also textiles, ceramics, etc.
+ AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, SketchUp, Adobe family, Office Software, film and photo, etc.
+ Fluent in English, German, basic Spanish
Jacob Antoni´s DESIGN SKILLS span across all stages of the designing process: from first sketch, concept, prototyping, to final product and market introduction.
Jacob´s ARCHITECTURAL SKILLS span across the full range of architectural services: from consultation, holistic concepts, technical drawings, through to construction, coordination and on-site supervision.
PASSION & VISION
Driven by curiosity and a desire for challenge, Jacob works with a broad-range of materials and techniques to create innovative design solutions.
Inspired by the craft traditions and working techniques of the countries he visits and works in, Jacob draws on this wide base of ideas and forms as a jumping off point for lateral exploration and invention.
Collaborating with other multidisciplinary artists and makers further allows Jacob to continue to expand the boundaries of existing design towards developing new products for the contemporary market.
Ontario Wood, the natural Choice. If you want beautiful wood products that offer high quality, support local businesses, and promote a healthier, sustainable environment, Ontario Wood is your number one choice.
Toronto Made is a registered non-profit organization committed to, championing and connecting local manufacturing industries across the city, and to make sure makers keep making things, right here in Toronto.
+ one of a kind, product-
and industrial design
+ product development,
designs and patents
+ architecture, interieur
& low-energy projects
+ Jacob has travelled to over
40 countries, and lived in 5
+ Jacob is ambidextrous
+ Jacob built an airplane for
Red Bull Flugtag
+ Jacob ran his own monthly
short-movie festival in
Berlin for 3 years