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John Black


With this blog, John Black is stepping out from behind the drawing board to engage directly with other people who are passionate about great design and the world of interiors. If you are curious about the rules, the wisdom and the wit behind the mechanics, the history and the art of furniture design, we invite you to come along with us...

If “modern design” had a signature color, it would probably be white, but when and where did it all begin? I’ve been reading a lot lately about the talented designer, … Read more

An admission: I have a fetish for chairs.

As a designer, chairs offer the best opportunity to design from a sculptural aspect. Coupled with my historical jones, it should not … Read more

As a student, when my thirst for research began, I was fascinated by how far back in time furniture was developed, assuming that “real” design began a couple hundred years … Read more

As a furniture designer, I am often asked where I get my ideas. Drawing (no pun intended) inspiration from classical, traditional and modern furniture forms, ideas come from my library, … Read more