Janniche ‘Nick’ Spangenberg



1964 - 1989

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.


1993 – present day

Now settled into life on Mallorca, Nick’s great passion and pastime is sailing. Having steered large boats in Sweden, he has a skipper’s license and a boat moored in his hometown of Port d’Sóller. Remaining in great demand as an architect however, time spent on the island certainly isn’t all relaxation.
Supported by his wife and assistant Inger, Nick works with talented local architects to create such dream spaces as Jumeirah Port Sóller Hotel & Spa, Gran Hotel Sóller, Palma restaurants La Paloma and Chez Camille, and a succession of beautiful private residences.
Counting Mariano Barceló as his closest associate means Nick has the input of one of Mallorca’s most capable architects to hand, invaluable when working on a diverse range of villas, hotels and restaurants, shopping centres and stores, offices and interiors.
Ever the globetrotters, Nick and Inger continue to travel to locations including the Caribbean, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and back to Sweden to deliver stunning results for clients on projects large and small.