Born in Finland in 1959 and studies architecture in Stockholm.
From 1985 he works for Professor Jan Henriksson's architecture studio, developing different projects, including the National Bank building in Örebro, an assembly hall for Volvo and the Royal Library in Sweden.
He has worked as a designer for Artemide, Asplund, Offecct, Tronconi, FSB, and Leucos.
Thomas Sandell has exhibited his works at several museums and fairs all over the world, including the Exhibition Suedoise a la Grand Arche, Paris in 1990, the Pavillion d´Arsenal, Paris in 1990, the Design Museum, London in 1993, the Biennale di architettura, Venice in 1996 and Swedish style, Tokyo in 2001 and Los Angeles in 2002.
He has received many awards, such as the Excellent Swedish Design for "Wedding stool" in 1990, for the bench "Air" in 1993 and for the chair "Akvarium" in 1997.