In March 2013 Judson was contacted by the Nikkei National Museum to participate in their 5th Annual BLOOM Art Auction Fundraiser. A variety of Vancouver based artists and designers were challenged to take a simple shape and make it into something unique! As you can image this was just the task for Jud and before long he had a stack of sketches on his desk! Traditional dolls have stylized faces and sometime look like characters from popular movies.
There is something very unique, and playfully summer about his final design and it was a hit at the show!
What would your Kokeshi doll look like?
The “Green Apple” Kokeshi Doll
Judson chose from these pre-made wooden dolls:
Perhaps you recognize a similar Straight Line piece that he took an inspirational bite from…
You can find more information about the Museum & the even here: http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/
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We were to the moon – pun intended – when this private commission came to us. This desk will be used by some young children as a place to do crafts, work on homework, or perhaps plan a trip to Mars! They are made out of plywood and feature LED lights at the top! The planet landscape was custom made and acts as a functional magnet board. This project took about 4 weeks of hard work and attention to detail!
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This custom pine beetle cabinet unit was built for a private client.
Using reclaimed pine beetle wood, cherry legs and a granite top this project shows the subtle, classic side of Judsons designs.
The Georgia Straight highlighted Judson and Straight Line Designs Inc this week in the Urban Living section. Some great photos are shown along with some candid conversation with Judson. Meet the man behind the designs, learn what inspires him, and get a sneak peek into some of our upcoming projects. From Tokyo to Qatar, to our local Vancouver airport, designs by Judson can be seen all over the world!
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Judson with portrait
Judson recently went on a trip to visit some friends in LA and was surprised with this portait that Sam painted. Featuring the Cracked Cabinet, Bridge Bench, Jud’s beloved dog Dewey and of course Judson with carrot in hand (the carrot represents the influence of Bugs Bunny cartoons on Jud’s design style).
For a designer that is all about one of a kind furniture, this on of a kind piece of art is the perfect gift. Thanks Sam!
Judson loves an opportunity to work on one of a kind pieces, it’s what he has built his company on. When the project carries a significant meaning to the client he really steps up to the plate to produce a piece that is above and beyond.
This Book Table was designed and built for a private client to honor a family member that has passed. Titled “Resistance & Liberation” it is made from solid wood that has been custom stained, soft close hinges (no pinched fingers), perfectly cut book pages, as well as custom engraving on the spine and front cover.
Judson stands with clients as they share in the excitement of the reveal.
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