Contemporary Limited-Edition & Bespoke Luxury Furniture

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  • Radiant chest of drawers shown in fumed oak, brown oak, oak, olive ash and ash with an oiled finish.

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  • Our Chichester Tables are part of our Sussex Collection and are available as single tables or as a set of three in ash, oak or walnut.

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  • Our Patchwork sewing desk shown in oak, brown oak and fumed oak, made with our own in-house curved Murano veneers.

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  • Ripples chest of drawers shown in ash, with walnut, ash and cedar drawers.

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We design and make exclusive, contemporary limited-edition and bespoke luxury furniture to provide you with quality, originality and choice. We create contemporary products with a unique signature style for those who enjoy and appreciate accomplished design and excellent craftsmanship, and who are looking for something truly individual.

As a friendly and experienced team, we make the process of commissioning one of our pieces of furniture as flexible, enjoyable and rewarding as possible. We understand that all our clients are different and therefore we tailor our approach to suit you and always maintain a can-do attitude.

Put simply, there are three paths to acquiring a piece of our furniture. Which one suits you best will depend on your design flexibility, time capacity and budget.

Purchase a Stocked item: This is the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective option and ideal for those wishing to purchase an Edward Johnson piece immediately.

Commission a Limited-Edition item: As-seen, or tailored to your specific requirements: i.e. alternative timber combinations and small design tweaks. This is ideal for those who like one of our existing designs but may wish to tailor it to meet their specific requirements without the time commitment, design unknowns and premium cost of a bespoke piece.

Collaborate on a Bespoke design: This service is ideal for those who want something truly individual and are happy to spend the time collaborating on their own bespoke design.

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The Art of Collaboration
15th November 2019
A ‘Variation of a Kissing Bench’ Jane Bustin installation shot: 'Blindspot' exhibition. Photo courtesy Copperfield Gallery, London. Collaboration is often at the very heart of our business and is normally established between ourselves and our private clients as we work closely with them to create their dream furniture for their homes. On occasion we get to collaborate with other craftspeople and artists. For this project we were approached by artist Jane Bustin to jointly develop and make a Kissing Bench for her solo exhibition ‘Blindspot’ at Copperfield Gallery, London: An exhibition “combining paintings, textiles, ceramics and sculpture that questions the trust we place in our primary senses when attempting to perceive, in particular, what it is ‘to see’.” Variation of a Kissing Bench , Jane Bustin and Edward Johnson. Photo courtesy Copperfield Gallery, London. The design is similar to a traditional kissing bench but is designed to allow only a small overlap between the back of the chairs, limiting the viewpoint and connection of the sitters. However, with the turn of a cheek the opposing sitters would meet. The piece subtly skews the very function of the Kissing Bench concept, being an intimate and shared space, to that of a socially awkward space, perhaps a nod to a no man’s land! The underside of the seats and the inside edges are painted in Vermilion red that adds a reflective glow simultaneously warm and alarming. Unusually, for Edward, the piece doesn't contain any curves, however, from a technical point of view the rigidity and simplicity of the structure contrasts with the complex interlocking hand-cut dovetail joints. Hand-cutting dovetails joints and bench components laid out in the workshop. The bench offers a practical use and familiar position for viewing paintings, resting or listening to bird-song (an installation piece in the exhibition ‘Woodsong’ utilises a BBC sound recording of Nightingales from May 1942, where a few minutes in, the recording is disturbed by the unexpected drones of 197 British RAF bombers) whilst at the same time evoking uncomfortable truths between humanity, territory and the land. Detail of dovetail joints and kissing bench constructed in workshop prior to painting. The choice of wood was a very conscious decision. The bench is made from ash, a traditional natural wood of Europe and Great Britain which is now threatened with extinction due to ash dieback disease, caused by a fungal infestation. 'Blindspot' exhibition by Jane Busin. Photo courtesy Copperfield Gallery, London. It was a pleasure to work on this piece with Jane, who also collaborated with writers Tracy Chevalier and John Hull to produce this exhibition. Blindspot: Jane BustinCopperfield Gallery, 6 Copperfield Street, London SE1 0EP The exhibition runs from 13 November - 20 December 2019 | Weds - Sat 12 - 6pm | Free admission www.copperfieldgallery.com <back to blog
Upcoming Exhibitions
24th October 2019
We are very pleased to announce that we are participating in the following three exhibitions through November to December 2019. Blindspot by Jane Busin at Copperfield Gallery Edward has been working collaboratively with artist Jane Bustin to jointly produce a sculptural ‘Kissing Bench’ that will be on show as part of her solo exhibition ‘Blindspot’ at Copperfield Gallery, London: An exhibition combining paintings, textiles, ceramics and sculpture that questions the trust we place in our primary senses when attempting to perceive, in particular, what it is ‘to see’. Private view: Tuesday 12th November, 6pm – 9pmExhibition dates: 13th November – 20th December 2019Opening times: Wednesday – Saturday 12 - 6pm or by appointment.Admission free. Copperfield Gallery, 6 Copperfield Road, London SE1 0EP www.copperfieldgallery.com Dovetail joints on the 'Kissing Bench' The House at Hill Lane: Annual Winter Pop-up Exhibition Edward has also been invited to exhibit his work in this group show at The House at Hill Lane. The exhibition includes work by Fanny Peppercorn, Ann Gardner, Polly Meynell, Alan Frost and of course Edward! The House at Hill Lane is a fascinating venue as an award-winning architect-designed eco house completed in 2015, owned and built by theatre director Joe Harmston and textile artist Polly Meynell. Private View: Thursday 14th November, 6pm – 8pmOpen House dates: 15th – 17th November 2019, 10am – 5pmAdmission free. The House at Hill Lane, 43 Hill Lane, Barnham PO22 0BL www.thehouseathilllane.com The Sussex Guild: Contemporary Craft Show Once again Edward will be participating in the annual Sussex Guild show at Midhurst Rother College, where over 50 members of the Guild will be exhibiting their work. Exhibition dates: 30th November – 1st December 2019, 10am – 5pmAdmission £3 for adults, students and children free Midhurst Rother College, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DT https://thesussexguild.co.uk/ <back to blog