Jonathan’s background is in engineering, project management and team leadership. He spent nearly 30 years in the oil industry honing his analysis, leadership and people skills in preparation for his real passion: developing contemporary furniture.
He has a progressive attitude to his work and welcomes input from many sources; historical and contemporary; established and emerging; traditional and modern. If it is exciting and relevant, he wants to know more; if a manufacturing problem can be solved with new technology, he is engaged; if a new material can bring a product to his portfolio, he wants to know how.
The source of his current work is the creative home studio; a place where there is collaboration, reflection and activity; paint on paper, warp on weft and steel on wood. Active sitting in an active living environment where movement is unpredictable and wide ranging. And of course creative challenge.
Experimentation and passion are at the heart of Jonathan Rose’s design process. He works to commission as well as designing for small batch production runs .
“Designing comes from the heart and it’s right when you know it’s right. The creative process runs unpredictably, that is the fun of it”
2016 After the Storm – Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
2015 Aberdeen Arts Fair
2014 Scottish Furniture Makers Association – Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
2014 Aberdeen Arts Fair
2013 Scottish Furniture Makers Association – The Lighthouse, Glasgow
2013 Aberdeen Arts Fair
2012 Clerkenwell Design Week
2012 Scottish Furniture Makers Association – The Lighthouse, Glasgow
2012 Aberdeen Arts Fair
2011 Scottish Furniture Makers Association – Dovecot, Edinburgh
2011 Aberdeen Arts Fair