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Q&A With Furniture Designer John Pomp

Behind The Scenes At Janine Stone & Co.

John Pomp creates contemporary, handcrafted furniture and lighting pieces inspired by the natural beauty of the living world. Driven by a design philosophy that embraces organic imperfections, while adhering to traditional craftsmanship techniques, his collection seamlessly blends elements of hand-blown glass, precious metals, exotic woods and rich leathers.

In response to a creative brief set by the editors of House & Garden magazine this month, Janine Stone & Co.’s interior design team curated a hand-poured clear crystal glass side table from the famed craftsmen, who had sculpted the glass to mimic a ripple created by water droplets. The visual effect as light shines through the piece is dazzling.

In a brief Q&A session with Janine Stone, John kindly gave us an insight into the human that exists behind the renowned name.

Q&A With John Pomp

1. My signature wardrobe item …
Whenever possible, I’m wearing flip flops

 

2. The last music I listened to …
I’ve been in a creative renaissance lately and have been channeling my 13 year old self, so the last album I’ve listened to is Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All.

 

3. A book on my bedside table …
I’m currently reading Blue Mind by Wallace J Nichols to further my understanding of why I love the ocean so much.

 

4. My guilty pleasure …
A big plate of na-choss (nachos).

 

5. A place that inspires me …
I try to spend as much time as I can on the big Island of Hawaii. Being immersed in its raw, natural and powerful beauty is a continual source of inspiration. It’s a perfect place for me to find myself.

6. Something I do when I’m not working …
Surfing. I feel most at peace and in tune with the universe when I am in or around the ocean.

 

7. A project I’m proud to recall …
This past year I worked on a ring for Salone in Milan for Wallpaper Magazine’s Handmade Exhibition. It was my first venture into jewelry and I found it to be so freeing. My wife and I had just taken a trip to Amangiri in Utah and the ring was inspired a trip to the slot canyons. It was such a fulfilling and inspiring project to work on.

Follow the #creativeresponse series, where Janine Stone & Co. are set a series of interior design briefs by the editors of House & Garden Magazine the House & Garden website. Further behind the series interviews (like this article) and stories about our designs are available on our’s website’s House & Garden section.