Category Archives: Public Library

It’s not about the Chair, it’s what you put into it!

This chair was designed to remove the excess bulk and 3-dimensional footprint out of a traditional arm chair.

The chair, by itself, is a perfect accent to nearly any environment you could place it in. Whether it’s filled with water bottles and towels for a health club or spa, or filled with books for a lobby or library reading area, the chair can blend seamlessly into the surrounding decor.

It was constructed from 618 individually cut pieces of Baltic Birch plywood, and upholstered in vinyl. The pieces were designed on a computer to be cut out via CNC so that they would each be identical, to ensure the seamless joints would accommodate the stress-load of everyday use.

The chair is something different and surprising that represents the simplicity, functionality and fun of Judson Beaumont’s designs.


North Vancouver Public Library: Reading Tree

A project that we have been working on for quite some time has just seen the last of us, and the North Vancouver Public Library now has a new reading tree! We completed a series of wall murals for this Library about a year ago and are glad to have been able to add this final element, which can be opened up and used for storage as well as decoration. Jud and Kyle install the final bushy bits below.

This tree has been quite the undertaking as far as construction goes. We did the fiber-glassing ourselves but it’s been in and out of our shop multiple times for painting and finishing… both for the bark and the “housey” elements. Just for fun, here are a few shots of this thing in the works.

Everything we do goes through a different process. Check back often to see what else we’ve done!