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!
Posted in Custom, Installations
Tagged 1000parker, art, custom design, design, desk, home design, interior design, judsonbeaumont, kids desk, rocketship, sldesignsinc, straight line designs, Vancouver
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!
Posted in Custom, Furniture, Installations, Play Area, Uncategorized
Tagged armoire, castle, craft table, little girls room, one of a kind, Play, private comission, straight line designs
We’ll be calling these pieces “Tree Rings” when we debut them in the Summer Lights show at duthie gallery on July 1st.
The Tree Rings came about after we were invited once again to take part in the Summer Lights show on Salt Spring Island. Since we have been working with large amounts of split Pine Beetle wood recently, we saw it fit to take our idea for the colour-tinted resin tops to the outdoors with these illuminated pieces.
During the day they are a nice perch for your feet or your drink or your . Simple and playful.
...come gather 'round!
At night however, they transform into something else entirely. Illuminated from within, the different coloured tints in the acrylic resins flood the surrounding area with a bright and lively luminescence .
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.
duthie gallery is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm and FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT from NINE TO MIDNIGHT through July and August.
125 Churchill Rd. Salt Spring Island
For more information: 250-537-9606
visit their blog here
Posted in chair, Furniture, Gallery, IDS West, Installations, Pine Beetle
Tagged acrylic, coloured resin, duthie gallery, Pine Beetle, resin, summer lights, tree rings
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.
Posted in Furniture, Installations, Play Area, Uncategorized
Tagged art, BC Wood, cabinet, fun, Furniture, Judson Beaumont, Kids, Play Area, Storage, Unique, unusual, whimsical, Wood
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
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