Simon Johns is a fine arts–trained designer and maker of furniture, lighting, and the occasional accessory. He has a BFA from Concordia University, and creates furniture and lighting from a hands-on and computer-based practice in the woods of East-Bolton in Quebec, Canada. His work draws from relations between form and impressions of weight or weightlessness. Informed by the studio’s rural wooded location, materiality is always present, but balanced. In the past, his practice has been focused on custom and made-to-order pieces for a Montreal-based clientele.
At Sight Unseen OFFSITE, the Solis Mirror, Scissor Shelves and a new credenza will all be launched. The Solis Mirror plays with the horizon, reflections and shadows of the end of day; the Scissor Shelves are modular shelving brackets that seem to float on the wall; and the Blackened credenza is, well, a black credenza. Three new items ready for market, representation or distribution.