Simon Jones is a UK based Architect. He has run a multidisciplinary design studio and workshop in London since 2010. He worked on a number of building projects, exhibitions, and furniture commissions. Born in East Yorkshire 1976.
This all timber chair is inspired by and has a similar geometry to an old folding school chair that was historically used on Fogo Island. However rather than folding, this chair is solid and stacks vertically. This is enabled by the unconventional cantilevering backwards of the seat from the top of the front legs.
These tables take their form from the island's traditional cod splitting tables. The removable table tops fit onto bases with 'X' shaped legs that can be stored stacked vertically like the chair they are designed to accompany. The colour palette specified was inspired by the lichen found on Fogo Island's rocky shorelines.