See one of the iconic blue-and-yellow Ikea buildings anywhere in the world, and you’re seeing a sign of the talent of Janniche ‘Nick’ Spangenberg.
The same goes for family homes, villas, churches, town halls, nursing homes, hospitals, hotels and industrial buildings completed over the course of 25 years from 1964, the Danishman earning a reputation as a star architect throughout Sweden, Europe and the Middle East.
By his mid twenties, relatively early in his career, Nick was collaborating personally with Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of Ikea, enjoying a long and fruitful working relationship with Ikea and Ikano for some 20 years.
For 15 years Nick worked alongside illustrious architects Gunnarsson & Spangenberg on a myriad of high-quality projects across Sweden and Europe, and for the remaining 10 years he spent there, with Arket Sar.
Of particular interest is his extensive involvement in the Middle East, where Nick collaborated with leading global construction group Skanska on a variety of projects. These include restaurant and recreational developments affiliated to the former President Gaddafi in Libya, and luxury private housing for the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Oman.