Well known Vancouver furniture designer Judson Beaumont’s unique take on functional furniture has led to some spectacular creations over the years.
Beaumont’s latest creations is a series of surfboard cabinets that represent his vision of West Coast design. Surf culture is a staple for many in the West Coast running from Tofino all the way to San Diego and beyond. Beaumont felt the need to capture that soul with his recent work as he is always finding ways to show movement and character in his furniture, installations and special projects. The surfboards are all unique, crafted out of different types of wood, like walnut, alder, maple, and jatoba.
Beaumont graduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1985. In that same year he founded Straight Line Designs Inc., creating one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and commissions for clients all over the world.
Known for his whimsical designs, Beaumont constructs impeccable forms from seemingly impossible ideas, honouring both the object and the space it will inhabit. His unique work has led him to make several trips abroad to showcase his work in countries such as Japan and Dubai, where he is now celebrated as a world-renowned furniture designer. In 2014, Beaumont was awarded with the British Columbia Achievement Award of Distinction.
For more information about the designer, visit www.straightlinedesigns.com.