This piece represents a new trajectory for me as a craftsperson and as a designer. It is the first in a series of finely handcrafted crafted design objects (sculpture) called “Artefacts”. Artefacts represent my vocabulary of popular design culture and aesthetic. The work is designed at furniture scale to give an interior space personality and to promote interaction and investigation from its viewer.
Internationally acclaimed Designer Jon Goulder founded his studio in 1996 after graduating from Canberra School of Art. Jon grew up surrounded by furniture, both in his family factory and at home. In 1992 he completed and apprenticeship in upholstery and furniture making to become a fourth generation craftsperson. Since then Jon has worked hard to design a body of work which grounds him as a stand-out Australian designer. Jon has several international clients who work with him in different capacities including exhibitions, private commissions, design led artistic expression and design for royalty / license based agreements with manufacturers. Jon is currently working on his third major solo exhibition to tour in 2016 / 2017.