Internationally acclaimed Designer Jon Goulder founded his studio in 1996 after graduating from Canberra School of Art. Jon grew up surrounded by furniture, both in his family factory and at home. In 1992 he completed and apprenticeship in upholstery and furniture making to become a fourth generation craftsperson. Since then Jon has worked hard to design a body of work which grounds him as a stand-out Australian designer.
His work has featured in a number of major exhibitions and publications around the world. Jon was the inaugural winner of the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award. Jon’s work is held in permanent collections by many State and National Museums and Art Galleries including the National Gallery of Australia, the Power House Museum Sydney and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Working alongside Jon’s design practice is his work with individual designers and organisations. Jon recently moved to Adelaide to become The Creative Director, Furniture at the Jam Factory, He interest lays in developing financially sustainable working models for art / craft and design practitioners in Australia.
Jon’s commercial designs have held market presence for over fifteen years and are represented in many national and international private and commercial collections. He currently has over 20 designs in production under licence, continues to develop One Off / Limited Edition work and is involved in delivering both large and small scale commission projects. Jon has several international clients who work with him in different capacities including exhibitions, private commissions, design led artistic expression and design for royalty / license based agreements with manufacturers. Jon is currently working on his third major solo exhibition to tour in 2016 / 2017.