About

Johannes Grune is a Furniture and Interior Designer born and based in Berlin. Having first trained and worked as master carpenter, he later studied product design at the Berlin Weißensee Academy of Arts and furniture design at the Royal Danish School of Architecture Copenhagen, therefore his skillset comprises both craftsmanship and design. After graduating in 2012 with a project in cooperation with the german company Wilkhahn, Johannes Grune was employed as an Interior Designer at JBW Interiors and managed various residential high end projects for Ralf Schmitz in Berlin as well as designed an exclusive retail space for JBW Lights. Since 2014 he has been setting up his own studio and prototyping workshop in Berlin and collaborated with other offices like Roomservice Gallery Hamburg for E.ventures headquarter in Berlin or Helmut Staubach Design for a collection of 14 Ming-inspired furniture prototypes. Most recently he co-founded the Berlin based furniture brand OSW. that combines traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology, in order to produce high quality pieces of furniture, sustainably – designed in Berlin and made in Germany.  Johannes Grune works on furniture, product, interior and exhibition design projects and provides concept, design, planning, manufacturing and prototyping.


Education

2006-2013 / Berlin Weißensee Academy of Art / diploma product design 

2011 / Royal Danish School of Architecture Copenhagen / furniture design

2005-2006 / Meisterschule Tischlerhandwerk Berlin / master craftsman diploma

2000-2003 / Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin /  apprenticeship cabinet maker 

Work

2018 / co founder and CEO of  the furniture brand OSW. / furniture design and distribution

since 2014 / running own studio in Berlin  / furniture and interior design  

2010-2015 / Zascho Petkow Interior Design / freelancer

2013-2014 / JBW Interiors Berlin / interior designer

2011-2013 / Roomservice Gallery Berlin / internship & freelancer

2006-2010 / Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin / freelancer stage design

Awards & Exhibitions

2018 / Salone Satellite Milano / Bento Tray by OSW.

2017 / Chinesisches Kulturzentrum Berlin / Helmut Staubach China Works

2015 / IMM Cologne / Lehrstuhlparade

2014 / IFDA Award Japan / Finalist

2012 / Bauhaus Archiv Berlin / student works

2009 / DMY Berlin / student works