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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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.
Posted in chair, Charity Auction, Donation, Feature, IDS West
Tagged Auction, Breast Cancer, Donation, Little Black Dresser, Luxe Home Interior, Pink, Victoria
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!
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!
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.
Posted in Feature, Furniture, Patchwork, Trade Show
Tagged couch, couches, cute, Fold-out couch, heart, Japan, patchwork, Tokyo, whimsical
The Splash Auction to support the Arts Umbrella, a nonprofit society providing arts education for children and youth, is coming up on October 16th! You can view the other works to be auctioned online at the Splash site or at the Spash Art Preview Exhibition in the Pendulum Gallery. The Gallery is in thew HSBC Building at 885 Georgia Street and the Splash Art will remain there until Friday, Oct 8th.
As for Judson’s contribution, the springy, animated cabinet below will be making an appearance. Despite it’s springy personality and bouncy top, the cabinet is fully functional.
Jack-in-the-Box Cabinet: Fully Functional, Totally Fun!
Jud himself is currently in China and will be giving a presentation at the Canadian Pavilion in Shanghai with BC Wood.
Posted in Charity Auction, Donation, Feature, Furniture, Trade Show, Upcoming Events
Tagged Arts Umbrella, Bouncy, cabinet, Drawers, fun, Jack, Jack-in-the-Box, Logo, pendulum gallery, Splash, Splash 2010, Splash Auction, Unique
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.
July, August, September
Sun-Thurs 10am – 5pm
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!
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!
Posted in Feature, Gallery, Installations, Squiddy
Tagged Bench, gallery, night, night lights, salt spring, Salt Spring Island, Salt Spring Wood Works, summer lights
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!
Posted in Feature, Furniture, Gallery, Squiddy, Upcoming Events
Tagged art, creepy, Exhibition, fun, Furniture, July 1, night, Opening Night, opening party, party, Salt Spring Island, Squiddy, squiddy bench
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!
Posted in Feature, Installations, Pine Beetle, Trade Show
Tagged chopped wood, cladding, EP!C, Fashion Show, Heart Wall, Pine Beetle Wood, planks, Vancouver, wall