“I think about the basic purity and functionality of the designs, the proportions, the way the details of a piece elevate a simple shape”
There is a straight forwardness about Chicago based Jason Lewis’ work – built by hand, piece by piece, heirloom quality – no gimmicks, no wasted words and even using chronology rather than names for the pieces (C01, RC03, etc). The kind of maker that lets the furniture do the talking with some timeless influences and contemporary designs, especially amongst his chair collection. An appeal so wide that CB2 have manufactured one of them and are in talks to do more. You can get to know more at the Matter Observed blog who do a great job of capturing the kind of questions we’d love to ask, charting his humble beginnings, design influences and the last song he heard. Thanks to Ben in Portland for the tip, giving me more reason to feel like Jason Lewis is a true maker’s maker.