Man of the Woods
Spotlight on: Jason Cameron Furniture
Grange Gallery is home to the workshop of renowned bespoke furniture maker and designer, Jason Cameron of Cameron Furniture. Together, Jason and his wife, Esme, built their Cedar Barn to house Grange Gallery, Cameron Furniture, and Esme’s art studio. Jason has been located on site for over 20 years. His clientele ranges from individual private clients to interior designers, and he has worked with royalty on several occasions.
Cedar Barn provides Jason with the perfect set-up to host and consult with clients, showcase his furniture and homeware collection, and design and manufacture in his workshop. He designs and produces his own line of high-end bespoke furniture and a range of homeware. Jason’s work is influenced by the strength and simplicity of Japanese design and architecture, the Art Deco movement, and the works of Le Corbusier, Rennie Mackintosh and Gerrit Rietveld. Jason is regularly commissioned to design and make one-off pieces of fine furniture, often influenced by his signature style or working specifically to a client brief. He is renowned for his highly skilled craftmanship, his unique, contemporary style and his use of modern and traditional techniques.
We’ve take the opportunity to speak to Jason about his inspiration, his craft, and what a client can expect when commissioning a bespoke piece of furniture:
How did you become a furniture designer and maker?
I was inspired by my father, who worked from his workshop in the garden making rocking horses and furniture. I studied Product Design, BA (hons), at Birmingham City University. After applying to The Princes Trust, I was awarded a start-up grant to set up my own bespoke furniture design and manufacture business, and I have been doing it full time ever since.
What do you enjoy most about being a furniture designer and maker?
I love working with wood and enjoy the variety and diversity that my work brings. I do feel privileged to be able to design as well as make. Each client brief is different, which is refreshing, as I enjoy tailoring each piece to fit with them. As well as furniture, I really enjoy designing and making my range of homeware products. The challenge of where design meets functionality is something I relish.
What can clients expect from the commission process?
Commissioning a piece of bespoke furniture is an incredibly special journey for both client and maker. It is a very personal experience during which a client’s vision is realised and turned into reality. As a designer, I am able to collaborate with my clients, or I can interpret their ideas and requirements. The result is a unique, individual piece of custom furniture that a client can proudly own, and that future generations can enjoy for years to come.
Jason’s work is available to purchase at Grange Gallery or online at grangegallery,co.uk/cameron-furniture To book a consultation with Jason to discuss a commission, please email [email protected] or call 01929 553942.
Cameron Furniture, Grange Gallery, Grange Road, Creech, BH20 5DG