John Eadon

“The Windsor chair is the epitome of good design,” says self-taught Warwickshire-based woodworker John Eadon of the chair which inspired his debut collection of furniture. “I love the way the light goes through the spindles; that play on positive and negative space.” Eadon, a fine art graduate from Norwich School of Art and Design (now Norwich University of the Arts), has done stints as a theatre set-builder and doing joinery work for English Heritage. He moved back to his family farm four years ago to concentrate on furniture commissions full-time, and his Mima range launched at London Design Week last September. It includes a record table, side table, plant stand, candle holders and shelving, and is a result of “needing to get back to the creative side of things”. Each piece features round-tenoned wooden spindles. “I wanted to push myself to make a series of furniture which is linked together by the same techniques and processes. The one thing I haven’t made yet is a chair.”

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