Design Event presents Nick James Design
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Nick James is a highly skilled craftsman. He’s an advocate of traditional woodworking techniques that are rare in contemporary practice. Nick established his first class techniques whilst attending the country’s leading furniture college, Rycotewood. He uses the best time-tested methods of connecting pieces of wood by unbreakable mortise, tenon and dovetail joints.
Nick’s passion for natural materials and intelligent design is central to his practice. Awards include The Worshipful Company of Furniture Maker’s Trophy For Excellence In Craft Skills. In addition to working to commission and producing limited edition pieces Nick regularly creates work for exhibition.
Nick believes in elegance through simplicity, style through substance and solidity. As a natural breathing material, wood will always change with its environment. Every step of Nick’s manufacturing and design process has been tailored with this in mind.
The environment is very important to Nick James. Integrity and ethics are at the heart of Nick’s craftsmanship. He respects his materials and his attention to detail is evident in everything from the techniques he uses to the way he sources the wood. Where possible all timber is acquired from sustainably managed sources and any surplus wood is recycled. For every piece of furniture made a tree is planted. At Tent London 2012 Nick will exhibit the 1950’s Jet Cabine and coffee table. The graphic design on the products is the result of a collaboration between designer Nick James and artist Bridget Jones. Artwork by Bridget Jones was screen printed onto Formica and European oak was crafted to create a cabinet with a distinctly 1950s feel. The pattern on the Formica was inspired by the Jet engine, a 1950’s theme of the Jet age.