Joel Karlsson (1975) was born and raised in Gothenburg. Joel trained at the College of Arts - Interior Architecture and Furniture Design and has studied Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and the Parsons School of Design in New York. After graduation Joel worked as an assistant to Konstantin Grcic in Münich.
Today he is part owner of and head of the Krook & Capercaillie Design in Gothenburg. Joel's philosophy of "form follows research" alludes to the interplay between the Manufacturer, Designer, Architect and Users.