Category Archives: Feature

Featured in the Georgia Straight

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!

To read the article visit:
http://www.straight.com/life/354086/straight-line-designs-judson-beaumont-turns-fantasy-witty-furniture

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Little Pink Dresser

You might be familiar with our Little Black Dresser, so here’s the newest version designed for a great cause: The Little Pink Dresser.

Judson is always looking for a great cause to be a part of. This year he decided to do a Little Pink Dresser as a donation piece for the Luxe Home Interiors Chair-Ity event with proceeds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation-BC/Yukon Region.

The Dresser was showcased at the 2012 IDS West Show in Vancouver before making the trip to Victoria for this special event.

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Curvy Cabinetry in Fine Woodworking

Jud is making an appearance in the current Edition of Fine Woodworking Magazine! It takes a look at his process for building unique and unusual furniture.

Check it out on pages 78-79! In stores now!

Awesome Custom Pieces for Crayola


One of our most exciting and fun projects has been the custom furniture pieces we’ve been working on with Crayola Canada. These pieces will be inspirational fun additions to their head office in Toronto. The grandfather clock has been a huge hit with everyone who’s seen it in person!

 

Tokyo Design Week

Jud just got back from Tokyo Design Week – and it was a great show! He`s been working on some fold-out couches with Japanese couch company Shinohara. The pieces Jud designed will be going into production soon and were a great hit at the trade show. You can Check out the product site, J-Sofa, here: J-Sofa .

Jud`s sketches were translated into manufacturing sketches, and the first prototypes that were successful came along to the show!

 


Some new work from Judson`s shop also made a debut in the Japanese booth!

Meet Billy, the Boy-Cabinet:

And the wall of the booth was an event in itself! Jud brought chalk and over the course of the show an explosion of patchwork was carefully sketched out.

The booth:

“Summer Lights” Show Open!

We’ve just gotten back from installing our huge, 8-foot-tall Squiddy Guards at Salt Spring Wood Works Gallery’s beautiful location on Salt Spring Island. We even managed to find a tree for the Squiddy Guard Bench to encircle!

The Wood Works Gallery can be found at 125 Churchill Road on Salt Spring Island.

SUMMER LIGHTS

July, August, September
Sun-Thurs 10am – 5pm

NIGHT GALLERY
Friday / Saturday night
9 – midnight

A tall white Squiddy Guard stands at the entrance to the show, ready to light the way come nightfall.

It's amazing how much more light the white Squiddy casts than the black one!

Squiddy Bench


These tall squiddies were made using 2×4′s of pine run through a bandsaw. We highlighted the texture using thick black pencil crayon, or blue or white for the Bench Guard and Black Guard, respectively.

We bolted them together before sawing them down - best to make sure they'll stand up first!

July 1! Salt Spring Woodwork’s Night Gallery

Save July 1st for the Summer Lights opening party and premiere of Salt Spring Woodwork’s Night Gallery!

Three extraordinary artists – Brent Comber, Judson Beaumont, and Peter Pierobon – will light up every Friday and Saturday night this summer from nine to midnight, with their innovative new light-filled installations and environments.

Judson Beaumont’s XL ‘Squiddies’ will be making their first appearance after their smaller cousins made a splash at the ICFF in New York just a few weeks ago. A Squiddy bench will be present, circling a tree, as 7 and 8 foot tall squiddies tower on their tentacles eerily lit from below. Best viewed at night!

The Squiddy Bench. Fancy a seat?

Summer Lights features illuminated works of  art in the environment, artifice in nature, pieces of public art made to be visible in the dark. Viewable from distances and infinite perspectives, they  illuminate the trails and the towering trees of the Woodworks landscape and transform it into a new place, startling, playful and beautiful.  Each piece changes and evolves through the day in different lights and times and weathers.

Salt Spring Woodworks is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm and  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT  from  NINE TO MIDNIGHT through July and August.

Salt Spring Woodworks
125 Churchill Rd. Salt Spring Island
For more information: 250-537-9606

or visit their blog!

Pine Beetle Heart Wall at EP!C Vancouver!

Our world-travelling Heart Wall, built for 100% Design in Tokyo last year, just recently featured in Ep!c Vancouver Exposition’s  fashion show.

Photo by Dusty Ranier of Createhive

The wall is made from split, sanded and stained pine beetle planks, the distinctive blue stain complementing the stone-like texture of the split wood.

These walls have been a huge hit! We love them because they really show off this really undervalued material that is unique to the Northwest, and our clients love the texture and beauty of the wood, and the versatility of its use as cladding. We’re currently working on a similar wall that will be heading to Regina, this time with the wood pieces running horizontally, where it will form part of  the waiting area in a Dentist’s office.

The Heart Wall in Tokyo

The corner of one of our flat walls.

We’re always looking for new things to do with this cool wood, so check back often to see what we’ve come up with!

What's Next?

The Squiddies come by Train

It'll take them forever to get to New York that way! We'll have to help them.

It'll take them forever to get to New York that way! We'll have to help them.

Check them out in booth 2220 with BC Wood at ICFF this May !