Jonathan Junker

Jonathan Junker

Co-Founder

Graypants

 Seattle, WA

Jonathan Junker is the Co-Founders of Graypants together with his partner Seth Grizzle. They both enjoyed a similar upbringing in a small town in Ohio. Here, they lived with the motto “if it’s broke, you fix it”, which functioned as an inspiration for their later professional life.

Seth Grizzle studied at Kent State University, and this is where the first steps to Graypants were set. After submitting their work to Design within Reach in 2008 – and becoming finalists – their work is now well-known and respected. In November of 2013, Graypants was awarded AIA Seattle’s Award of Honor for their debut architecture project, Garage.

Graypants is a team of problem solvers. Anchored in Seattle and Amsterdam, Graypants’ bold creativity leads to diverse designs in products, architecture, and other beautiful objects around the world. Their work expands globally with collaborations and custom designs for leading companies worldwide.

Graypants designs are products with stories and feelings, more than just beautiful objects. Seth and Jon are passionate about their work, and believe that this is an essential element that can be seen in their work.

Designs such as the Scraplights series and the Kerflights have made Graypants to what they are today. Nevertheless, new collections – like the Chronalights series – are constantly introduced, of which the latest have been shown at Euroluce 2017.

Articles featuring Jonathan Junker

Presenting Graypants’ Latest Product Line: Chronalights

Welcome to our projects series where we present design products, productized architectural design services and software solutions created by architects. This week we want to present you Chronalights, the latest product creation by the architect duo Graypants. Graypants is a team of problem solvers bridging the gap between art and design. With studios in Seattle and Amsterdam, they design and create architecture, […]

Product Design Made by Architects – How Graypants Built an International Brand

Welcome back to Archipreneur Insights, the interview series with leaders who are responsible for some of the world’s most exciting and creatively disarming architecture. The series largely follows those who have an architectural degree but have since followed an entrepreneurial or alternative career path but also interviews other key players in the building and development […]

Turning Ideas into Products: 5 Architects who Successfully Sell their Designs

The emergence of interconnectivity, smart and sensor-driven designs, home automation, clean energy, shared knowledge, and efficient software have created numerous opportunities for those looking to build their businesses around products. This includes architects who, by design, have a large skill set that allows them to engage with a wide variety of business models. The idea […]

Quotes from Jonathan Junker

  • "Pursuing your dreams is not a sprint but more of a marathon."
  • "I think finding a business mentor was one of the most valuable things we ever did."
  • "Pursuing your dreams is not a sprint but more of a marathon.""We saw creating our brand as another fun design problem to solve and we approached it that way."
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