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
We had a great time meeting people at IDS West his year! The booth looked great and we had a load of people coming to look the new Sally Dresser! She was the perfect piece to feature, what with the show occurring so close to Halloween.
Judson's Tim Burton Tribute of the year
Jud also introduced his new “Quilted” Series! More of these will be appearing in his upcoming Japan show at 100% Design Tokyo. He will also be doing a presentation entitled “Environmental Design & Wood” featuring his work with Pine Beetle Wood.
"Stitched" Wood Table Top
Jud has been experimenting with how we can be more resourceful in making use of wood that would otherwise be thrown away. The effect of putting these small scraps together came out rather like a quilt. We’ll see where this route takes us!
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
Fall is (believe it or not) coming up fast, and that means it’s time to start preparing work for numerous shows and events, including the IDS West Show here in Vancouver as several international shows.
It looks like there will be a whole new selection of work to see this year!
Tim Burton's Sally
Jud has been experimenting with patchwood: patchwork wood and unusual sewing experiments involving solid wood, plywoods and veneers – everything, really.
So far experiments are proceeding swimmingly. Ever a Tim Burton fan, Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas has become an inspiration for one piece in particular that Jud is working on: The Sally Dresser.
The Sally Dresser is based on the same frame as Judson’s Little Black Dresser, but with a twist!
Jud was also invited to attend the International Woodworking Fair with WoodLink USA in Atlanta this year. IWF is a massive exposition of all things woodworking! It will run from Aug 25-28 this year, 8am-5pm.
He will also be doing a presentation at the World Expo in Shanghai. This will take place on the 27th of September at the Canadian Pavilion. Jud was invited along with Brent Comer to represent BC Wood.
Somewhere, somehow, there is a nude wooden ragdoll running around looking for this piece.
We were originally looking at both wire and leather as potential “sewing” materials, but wire seems to be the right decision. Here’s one sample board that worked out with the wire option:
The stain kind of hides the woodiness, but Jud has looked at the more natural options too. Take a look:
Posted in Furniture, Trade Show, Upcoming Events
Tagged Atlanta, BC Wood, Canadian Pavilion, Dresser, experiment, IDS West, IWF, Little Black Dresser, patchwood, patchwork, quilt, Sally, Sally Dresser, sewn, Shanghai, Shanghai 2010, Sketches, stitches, Tim Burton
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
Accomplished though they may be in looking creepy in daylight, these curious little tables really outdo themselves at night. Armed with LED pods, they transform into a starburst of leggy shadows.
These guys can be seen at booth 222o with BC Wood in their daylight form at this year’s ICFF in New York! Go check them out if you can!
Posted in Furniture, Installations, New York, Squiddy, Trade Show
Tagged alder, cool, creepy furniture, legs, Table, Unique, unusual
Only a few weeks left!
On May 14 the Squiddies will be appearing in all their creepy glory at the International Contemporary Furniture Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York!
Come by and see us in booth 2220 with BC Wood. Judson Beaumont and his staff will be at the Jakob K. Javits Centre along with his newest creations for this four-day show.