2009 Recipient

Judson Beaumont

Judson Beaumont

Vancouver, BC
Furniture Design

Inspired by kids and their liberal acceptance of the bizarre, Judson is widely known for creating whimsical, imaginative and masterful furniture pieces. Judson graduated from the 3-D department of the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1985, and since then has been producing one of a kind, interactive designs from his custom design studio, Straight Line Designs Inc. His company has completed unique design projects and installations throughout North America and around the world including pieces for children's hospitals, museums, libraries, Disney Cruise ships and various exhibitions. His most recent initiative centers around his designs and products utilizing wood from BC's mountain pine beetle forests, thus taking an under-utilized raw material and creating beautiful and unique value-added wood pieces.

Arts Umbrella Cabinet
Mountain Pine Beetle River Rocks
Wooden Rock Cabinet

Presentation Citation

judson beaumont
A 1985 graduate of the Three Dimensional program at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Judson Beaumont is one of BC's best known international wood designers. For over 20 years, Judson's custom design studio, Straightline Designs, which now employs eight full time craftspeople, has created one of a kind furniture pieces and commissions. He is especially well-known for his whimsical and unusual installations in children's hospitals, museums, children's play areas, libraries, and the Disney Cruise Line. His company's motto 'it's not what we've done, it's what we are going to do next' summarizes his exploration with the unique possibilities for wood and design. Among his current projects is creating useful and unique value added wood products from the Mountain pine beetle forests, an example of which is here tonight.

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