Judson Beaumont (85), Furniture Designer

Judson Beaumont
Posted: Thu, 2010-10-14 11:51

Judson Beaumont, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1960, came to Vancouver, BC to study art at Capilano College, completing his studies at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design.  He graduated from their 3-D department in 1985 and that same year founded Straight Line Designs Inc., creating one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and commissions. Judson has always striven to push the limits and to try different things. He questions everything and takes it to the next level through functionality or by bending the rules. Taking a different path with something that has been done over and over again, Judson incorporates a sense of uniqueness to his designs; proving that anything is possible and that ideas are limitless.  Judson has donated many pieces to charitable organizations including Arts Umbrella, the Vancouver Art Gallery, BC Guide Dog Services, AIDS Vancouver and BC Children's Hospital. In addition to his donations, Judson takes time out of work to give talks and slideshow presentations to students of all ages as well as design professionals. He is an active member of BC Wood, Woodlinks and the Furniture Society and is a regular speaker at woodworking related workshops at BCIT. In 2009, Judson received a BC Achievement Foundation Award for Applied Arts & Design.

Find out more about Judson Beaumont:  www.straightlinedesigns.com