Tuesday, 31 July, 2018 SURFACES REPORTER |
Designer Judson Beaumont’s furniture has a Disney-like sense of innocence: curvaceous, cartoon-inspired pieces that look poised to, at any moment. His Squiddy table, on the other hand, comes from a darker, though still whimsical, place.
Beaumont got the idea from some offcuts of alder in his Vancouver studio. The slivers reminded him of the super long, super skinny legs of a Tim Burton character. He embraced the creepy quality and started hand-carving similar members. The effect is chillingly cool, as though the squiggly fronds are stopped mid-scuttle as they scurry across the floor.
Size- 36” W x 18”H x 16” D
Price- Starting from $1,500
About the Designer:
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1960, Judson Beaumont came to Vancouver, BC to study art after completing his studies at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. In 1985, he finished his graduation from their 3-D department and the same year he founded Straight Line Designs Inc., creating one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and commissions.