Through its association with designer John Glendinning, the Quebec company Julien Armand has created a line of tables with classical influences, but with a definitely contemporary and delicate touch.
John Glendinning, a graduate of Sheridan College's School of Crafts and Design in Oakville, Ontario, is a recipient of many grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des letters du Québec. His affinity for organic shapes is transferred to furniture and bowls as well as wooden mirrors with fluid contours. Some of his pieces were showcased at the galerie Elena Lee in Montreal in 2005.
The furniture that derives from the collaboration between John Glendinning and Julien Armand is created with modern machinery, but is entirely assembled by hand in the traditional cabinet-making style. Tables from the Spool and Flute collections are available in different wood tones and various colours.
The leather top for the Flute tables is available in seven colours: vanilla, sky blue, lime green, mango, jaffa (a type of orange), paprika and sand. The frame and legs come in stained or natural walnut, white oak and maple. The Spool table, with its spiral legs, are entirely made of wood (Wenge, maple or black walnut) and come in a choice of blue, grey, pink, green or orange.