Andreas Nobel studied furniture design and interior architecture at Nyckelviksskolan in Lidingö and Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. In 1999 Nobel founded the design and art studio Uglycute together with Markus Degerman (artist), Jonas Nobel (artist) and Fredrik Stenberg (architect). Uglycute became a part of a generation of artists and designers that used their work to discuss taste, quality, class, gender and politics. Due to the members' different professions they came to work theoretically and practically as well as in pedagogy.
Uglycute's first solo exhibition was held at the art gallery Marabouparken in Sundbyberg during 2012. In 2014 the studio designed their first chair, the stackable Stalker for Woodstockholm, that had a fluorescent paint that made it glow in the dark. Stalker was presented at the Stockholm Design Week the same year.
Nobel returned to Konstfack for a doctoral position which resulted in the thesis Dimmer på Upplysningen in 2014. Two years later an English version called, Shady Enlightenment was published. In his thesis, Nobel shows how a hierarchical view on knowledge, based on writing and reading, has had an impact on the field of design. At Konstfack, Nobel also thaugt himself how to turn wood, using only an arc lathe.
After his doctorate, Nobel worked as a teacher at Konstfack and a senior lecturer at Beckmans College of Design. Since 2019 he is a professor in furniture design at LiU Malmsten while also working as a furniture designer, mainly of unique wooden pieces.