Jonathan Rowley qualified as an Architect at The Bartlett, University College London.
From 2011 to 2019, he ran Digits2Widgets (now “Additive”) a London based industrial 3D printing design bureau. Here he cultivated a client base of qualified designers, artists, jewellers and craftspeople, helping them to understand the technology and applying it to their established high quality and purposeful applications. The distinction between realistic uses of the current technology and Science Fiction is often blurred and his expertise is in encouraging the creative skills of sensitive designers to push the current limitations and thus making the technology look better. With an understanding of the existing constraints and material properties, remarkable objects can be achieved that go beyond simple shape making and can produce high quality objects that perform.
Jonathan has collaborated on significant projects for Zaha Hadid, Ross Lovegrove, Burberry, Modeclix, The Royal British Legion, Sean Leane, Damian Hurst, and including Ron Arad’s “Genius 100” 3D printed book for the Albert Einstein Archive at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He has also been involved in significant outreach to design education, Government and Design Institutions, always attempting to demystify this often confusing technology and facilitating a proper understanding of its breathtaking potential.
As an Architect he was involved in luxury residential work in London and also practiced in Finland where he was responsible for the National Cricket Ground at Kerava and designed and physically built a timber framed family home in Turku.