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About John Jacques
Based in Wiltshire, United Kingdom. member for 6 Years
With a respectful irreverence for tradition, award-winning designer John Jacques creates beautiful, bold, original fine furniture from his studio/workshop in Wiltshire.
His work reconciles contemporary design with timeless aesthetics and it’s important to him that each piece is designed and made to the highest quality, and will continue to be functional and beautiful for many decades to come.
What feeds John’s passion is the process of revealing, enhancing and preserving the inherent natural beauty of the mainly native timber he carefully selects. After conceiving and developing a design, he enjoys the day-to-day processes of selecting, planing, more selecting and planing, cutting, shaping, gluing, sanding and finally – to protect and make the piece sing – applying the finish. Whether this is oil, wax or a more durable lacquer, it’s always a pleasurable moment, because the colours deepen and the natural figuring is augmented and amplified.
John established Radiance Furniture Design in early 2012 after spending many years learning and honing skills and chisels in Britain and abroad. He enjoys reactions to his work, especially when people are drawn to touch and stroke it. The tactile nature of wood is why it’s the perfect material with which to create beautiful, original and timeless furniture.
John balances the creativity of inspiration with the problem-solving of the design process to create bold, sculptural forms that are beautiful, tactile and innovative. Every piece he makes is a labour of love, not to be rushed – it’s generally takes many weeks to complete each item of furniture. The rewards for John come not just from the process of designing and making but from the finished result, and the pleasure it gives to the new owners.