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Above: The Accordian dresser
If you've ever wanted to live in a Looney Tunes Cartoon or have your children's room resemble a scene from Beauty & The Beast or Alice in Wonderland, then Judson Beaumont's quirky and well-crafted furniture is the thing for you.
Above: Judson with his wares at a Japan trade show
With a vivid imagination and the ability to execute and bring the idea to fruition, Judson's company, Straightline Designs (even the name is a jest) has created some of the most fun and unusual dressers, tables and more.
Above: The Boom Dresser, 6 pieces mounted on the wall.
Above: The Bridge bookcase
Above: The Brian Dresser
Above: the Whitney dresser
Above: The Melting Cabinet
His children's room furniture consists of many different dressers, some clocks, and beds that resemble everything form Cinderella's carriage to a locomotive.
In addition to the fun stuff for the nursery, he creates conceptual furniture filled with wit. My favorite being the "Bad" Table (seen below):
Above top: The Bad table ; above bottom: The Burnt Legs Table
He clearly has an adult sense of humor as well, check out his Custom "munny" (now sold out) for Voltageland, of the evil Charlie Brown:
After successfully designing furniture with a straightforward approach for years, this artist set out to create something unique for friends who were expecting their first child. He wanted his creation to capture the baby's imagination for years to come. Today, like his first kid-inspired piece, Judson designs some of the most offbeat, whimsical furnishings in the world.
Cartoons like Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny and Roger Rabbit, along with the work of innovative architect Frank Gehry, inspire his work.
He has also designed several props for movie and commercial sets and finds his greatest joy in designing play areas for children’s hospitals. “Children always get my work. They respond very positively, unlike adults who often say ‘You can’t do that.'”
Click here to read a nice online article with Judson from Woodworking Web.
The Master of Furniture Whimsy, Judson Beaumont:
Click here to purchase many of his pieces.
See an updated post on his newer pieces here!
Judson's got some competition with Randall and Sharon Porter's new collection called Cartoon Furniture®
Another line of stunning whimsical cartoon-like furniture is that of Vincent Thomas Lehman's.