After studying architecture in the late 1980's, I followed my passion to work with wood (which was first ignited by a chair assignment on my university degree course) and started to design and make furniture for myself. I was then asked to create some original shop fittings and display cases for a rapidly expanding retail company in Bristol. This lead to further furniture commissions and 28 years and many projects later I now run my business, Jonathan Lear Furniture, from a workshop in the countryside just outside of Bristol.
I design and make all types of free standing and built-in furniture, mainly from hardwoods, which have carefully considered proportions to utilise the available space effectively. My extensive experience and desire to make beautiful, but useful furniture, is applied to every unique piece that we produce. The quality of materials and making techniques means that our furniture will not deteriorate with age or use, but look and function perfectly for many years to come.