About Jonathan Field
I am strongly influenced by my childhood spent in the flat open landscape of East Yorkshire’s coastal area with its sparse horizontal lines of dykes and wind blasted trees, textured landscape and big expanses of sky.
These early years coupled with a love of drawing and painting left me with an appreciation of subtle forms.
After Art college I worked as an artist/illustrator for fifteen years before rediscovering my love of three dimensional forms and beginning to design and make furniture. The same obsessions, of simple shape, texture and colour, still dominate.
When designing and making a piece of furniture my aim is to translate the wood’s natural beauty into each piece. This to me is very important: to go with the quiet presence and tactile quality of the wood, to select the most appropriate pieces of timber and to make furniture that is both restful on the eye and pleasurable to look at and to touch.
All of my furniture is made by hand. No two pieces are the same. Each piece is initialed with JF.
Jonathan Field lives with his family in Stoke Newington, London and has a workshop in East London.
About Andy Gravelius
Andy joined the business in the middle of 2013 and has since become a key member.
He has had an interesting career in the restaurant industry and is widely travelled, before training for a diploma in fine furniture making.
He brings to his work a precise care and attention to detail, coupled with a consistent quality of overview and workmanship that enhances the look and feel of the furniture.
When I was a freelance illustrator I was lucky enough to be working during a period of great creative freedom and opportunity. I developed a technique where I could work very quickly with flowing line and colour and then repeat and repeat freely and loosely until the drawing appeared to be easy and effortless. This love of free flowing lines and curves and the framing of an image has continued to evolve in my current practice as a furniture designer/maker.