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.
Bringing the serenity of the outdoors into the home, the Shale mirror has a distinct texture carved across the frames surface that seems to reach beyond it’s limits. Patterns within the carving and the wood’s grain create optical illusions depending on the lights orientation, making it as striking from afar as from up close.The shale mirror is wall mounted. The solid ash surface is scored vertically across the grain and then hand carved to create the texture.
Standard: 44”H x 36”W x 2”D
Glass, hand carved solid black or grey Ash.