‘Australian design is my ticket to living a life less ordinary.’
As a fourth generation craftsperson, Jon Goulder was surrounded by furniture from a young age. Even though his early observations were of antique furniture he chose to honour the beauty of simpler lines throughout his career. Internationally acclaimed and award winning, he has exhibited around the world and is part of many permanent State and National collections. He enjoys seeing his work in museums or galleries.
Thriving on large and small scale commissions while also working on his third major solo exhibition, Jon is an industrious maker with over 20 designs currently under licence. He enjoys working with new materials and processes and was the inaugural winner of the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award.
As the Creative Director for furniture at Adelaide’s Jam Factory he is interested in developing financially sustainable working models for art, craft and design practitioners in Australia. He comes to Dessein through a shared respect and long term vision for the industry.