James Howe’s pieces encapsulate the delight of adventure, using materials in novel ways and reinventing old crafts. A minimalist, James draws inspiration from what he observes in nature, city landscapes, and utilitarian man-made objects.
James always seeks to pioneer new ground, creating pieces which are both beautiful and novel in their form and use of materials. His pieces are textual, tactile and imbued with a lightness and sophistication of form.
He has been recognised in a number of design awards, including being named one of six finalists in the 2017 Australian Furniture Design Award.
The Petra side tables source their name from the ancient city in Jordan, which is carved into sandstone desert cliffs. The graceful curves of the Petra side tables are machined from solid timber. Hand-made in Australia, the Petra side tables are available in American oak, black oak and rock maple.
The J5 Cabinet for Stylecraft is a superbly crafted piece, hand-made in Australia. It features chevron-fluted doors carved from solid timber. The piece is sturdy and substantial, whilst at the same time remaining visually light.
The J5 Credenza is a superbly crafted piece, hand-made in Australia. It features chevron-fluted doors carved from solid timber, adjustable shelving and two drawers. The piece is sturdy and substantial, whilst at the same time remaining visually light.
The Rushcutters Bench was inspired by ceiling trusses in Woolloomooloo’s old Finger Wharf building. Each bench is hand-woven in Adelaide using Danish paper cord. The Rushcutters bench is available in chrome and customisable powder-coated colours.