Designer Series - John Tree Interview

John Tree is a London-based product designer, whose work is built upon a broad knowledge of technology, markets, materials and processes. He develops products across multiple categories, from high-end, small-run items through to mainstream mass-produced commercial items. 

Johns latest product is the Jiro Swivel Chair, which Resident has recently released. This week we got to chat to John about his life as a designer, and we are happy to share the below interview with you - 

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Warsaw Apartments by Thisispaper

Clean lines and muted tones contrast the raw brick and concrete of this former print house in Warsaw – now converted into a pair of stripped-back holiday homes.

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Poured Pleats - Jack McKinney Architects

This unusual site has two street frontages, one occupied by an Edwardian villa, the other was a large lawn. This presented the opportunity to have a second front to the house, in the form of a significant addition that faces the rear street.

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No 92 Wine Bar Sydney

No 92 Wine Bar by Pattern Studio preserves the historical essence of a rendered brick, late 1800s Victorian Georgian Building in Glebe. Past iterations have seen the building house a bank, tea room, antique dealer, boot factory and even a private investigators office. Now, the two-storey interior delivers the warmth of a cosy local hangout with a nuanced elegance.

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M11 Studio

M11 is a highly graphic remodelling of a former art gallery on a corner site in Newmarket. This unique, contemporary high-end hair salon draws inspiration from the minimalist art forms and mirrored box-like sculptures of Donald Judd and Robert Morris. Light reflects off the brass detailing and smokey mirrors adding warmth to the hard surfaces.

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Hobson Wealth - Britomart

This unique fit-out in Auckland's Britomart was sympathetic to the building's original structure while bringing state of the art workplace technology to this multilevel open plan office space

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