"Jonathan Field is a designer-maker creating unique and limited edition pieces in his studio in East London."
Jonathan’s work has been shown at various exhibitions and shows in the UK and Abroad and by his gallery Connaught Brown of London, most recently at TEFAF in Maastricht and the new British Art Fair in London.
Jonathan is a member of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers. He was delighted to be awarded a bespoke guild mark award for an edition of ten chairs in rippled ash completed in 2017.
In my practice, I question the confines of the domestic and practical demands of furniture and interpret the human longing for a deeper connection to traditional crafts, contemporary aesthetics and an engagement with natural materials, allied to a story made visceral through the maker’s time and hand. While primarily focusing on the design’s functionality, I incorporate through the choice of natural materials a timeless feel that will, through use, be complemented with a patina of age. Most importantly creating a balance between elegance and functionality, with a simplicity of line, form and materials, making pieces that are easy to live with and give both visual and tactile pleasure.
"I like the elegant simplicity of a table to be found at the centre of the home. It is a pleasing thought that a large proportion of my commissions are for tables, the significance of which resonates with me as a symbol of meeting and coming together".