Designer Judson Beaumont's influences start off familiar, then go a little weird: Frank Gehry, Philippe Starck...Dr. Seuss, Pee Wee Herman.
We can't help but be envious of any designer motivated by fun, Judson Beaumont's Straight Line Designs clearly has less corporate influence than most; with design that has been "greatly influenced by kids and their liberal acceptance of the bizarre," his company produces furniture aimed at children, movie and TV prop services, retail, and private residences.
With pieces like the Canned Bench, below, one can't help but wonder--is it profitable? It's profitable enough to run an eight-man shop out of Vancouver, so Beaumont, we hope, is laughing all the way to the bank.
Straight Line's website is here, Beaumont's sketchbook is visible here.