Jon Goulder is a furniture designer-maker who is widely acknowledged as a master craftsperson and creates his one-off pieces, limited editions and prototypes by hand in his workshop in Adelaide. Growing up in Mittagong and Bowral in NSW as a fourth generation furniture maker, Jon’s passion for furniture started young. As a pupil of George Ingham, Head of the Wood Workshop at the ANU School of Art, Jon was able to evolve his practice, being constantly challenged to improve his technical mastery while also demonstrating artistic innovation in original designs.

I want to do things nobody else would be prepared to do because they involve processes that are too labour intensive or seem like crazy ideas.

For Obsessed: Compelled to make, Jon Goulder has designed and made Pavilion Chair.

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Filmmaker and photography: Angus Lee Forbes