DANISH DISRUPTED

Edward is in matt black lacquer with classic Moon fabric upholstered pads Art Class is in matt white lacquer with Timorous Beasties fabric upholstered pads Shou Sugi is in scorched black ash with faux Shagreen upholstered pads

DESIGN JUNCTION 2018

Jonathan presents for the first time, developments to the “Attentive” chair, a key component of his range of handmade furniture. “Danish Distrupted” bridges the gap between antique, mid-century modern and 2018. You can see “Art Class”, “Shou Sugi” and “Edward” for the first time at Design Junction. The inspiration for this collection came from images of a peloton crash – …

Partnership and Collaboration

Jonathan Rose Design works with successful and aspiring people in the creative world. This is partnership and collaboration. Not just a service.  These people are graphic designers, small workshops with specialist skills, larger production workshops, photographers and places using digital manufacturing tools all based in the UK and committed to excellence.  This is partnership in its most elemental form. You …

Work Seating for the Office

Much has been written by many eminent designers and physiotherapists about sitting correctly. In my experience it comes down to what works for you. Everyone is an individual with their own shapes and needs. If you understand the mechanics of sitting then you have a good chance of choosing the right chair. Think of these stones; care is required to …

The Attentive Collection

Attentive is a collection of furniture designed for an active lifestyle. We have busy periods of our life; always daily, mostly weekly and often for a whole month. We sometimes wonder why the chairs we sit on seem to envelop and stop us from just getting on with it. The Attentive chair is good for times like this. While you …

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Critical Creative Design

A letter in the paper today is a tribute to lateral thinking during important moments of world history. As Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley were getting ready to face the press, a small problem arose – where do they sit in relation to each other? These words share the diplomatic solution. I wonder if the Brexit talks will be needing Segment …

Dundee Design Festival 2017

In the craft world, manufacturing is often associated with a personal detachment from the material being worked. Manufacturing is efficient, reduces the price of each unit and makes the item accessible to a wider market. But it is not made by craftsmen. Dundee Design Festival promoted a different perspective. Industrial tools and processes connect to the individual maker. Silo Studio …

May 2017 update

It has been a fulfilling 15 months since my last post. The main event has been the exhibition ‘After the Storm‘ , held in the John Hope Gateway Gallery of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. 12 cabinet makers from the Scottish Furniture Makers Association designed and made furniture using timber from the gardens blown down in 2012 by Cyclone …

start of year thoughts

I look at this work by Danish textile practitioner Anette Bendixen and I love the combination of thought, use of materials and the idea behind an image that shocked the 19th century salon society, being made in the 21st century from yarns. The interlacing is done by hand with each connection dependent on the judgement of the makers eye and …

thoughts for the spring

Winter reading included a revisit of Gareth Williams ‘The Furniture Machine – furniture since 1990’ (V&A publications 2006) which reminded me of the giant forces that are out there influencing taste in furniture. This book tracks the development of several celebrity designers, who Williams terms as part of an egosystem, and have design thinking. Take Jurgen Bey and his tree trunk …