Simon Johns is a fine arts–trained designer living and working in the secluded woods of East-Bolton in southern Quebec, Canada. Illustrating a conversation between the fabricated and the elemental, Simon creates one-off and limited-edition pieces of sculptural furniture and lighting. His work is a product of observing and living with the pure and raw shapes of his surroundings. The unaltered physical traits of primary materials are harnessed to evoke the emotions one feels in their presence. Using a variety of materials as vocabulary, he plays with their capabilities in mimicry, having them reference or reflect each other in precisely crafted poetic compositions. The outcome is work that is imbued with a sense of contemplation, as if we are to evaluate our connection to our own environment.
Pieces in the Work and Store sections of this site are available in stock or made-to-order, but can also serve as starting points for site specific designs as well.
Please inquire about commissions, representation, special orders and any other question.
Select Hue at ICFF New York, 2019
Québec Design at Wanted Design Manhattan, 2019
Architectural Digest Design Show, NYC, 2019
Speaker at DesignTO ‘Uncovering Canadian Design’ Panel discussion 2019
Design TO thematic exhibition ‘Matter’ in Toronto 2018
Wanted Design-part of Qc Design Collective 2016
Sight Unseen Offsite 2016
Galerie C.O.A. Montréal - solo launch 2014