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/
Support local art!
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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.
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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Enter through a magical armoire into a room designed with imagination & fun for a child. This project was over a year in the making for Judson Beaumont and his crew. A multi – component project featuring seating, a miniature of our beloved Sullivan (meet the Mini-Sullivan!), room dividers, a television cabinet, and craft desk, all centered around a castle theme – every childs dream!
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Judson Beaumont has been asked to be one of the presenters at the 2013 Pecha Kucha presentation in Coquitlam, and of course – he said yes!
Follow the link below to the Pecha Kucha website to find all the information.
See you there!
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Our latest design and installation was for the Vancouver Coastal Health clinic at the Alan Cashmore Center.
The idea for this play/waiting area was to use very fun and playful imagery in a simplistic design that would make the area enticing for children in the waiting room, but not so much that they are too distracted when it comes time to leave.
The majority of the work was created using a CNC router to mill out the major shapes and design elements. The fish were printed in vinyl sticker, as well as the bubbles and waves. Almost all of the other elements were pressed with laminate to ensure a long lasting life of vigorous play.
The clinic provides treatment and support for children between 1 & 5 years old, as well as their families. It is a welcome addition to the already fantastic environment of the clinic.
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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.
On display at the Vancouver Airport
We recently installed one of our Little Black Dressers at the Vancouver International Airport in one of their display cases that feature art and designs from various West Coast artists. Be sure to keep an eye out for this fashionable piece in the International Departures Terminal. The dress is mounted on a smaller version of our Split Pine Beetle walls. The rear side of the wall also shows our iLog docking station, some pine beetle rocks, and a miniature model of our beloved Cindy cabinet.
the iLog, Mini-Cindy, and Pine Beetle Rocks
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