Jason Lees Design
At Jason Lees Design we design and build timeless modern furniture, objects, and home accessories that are as functional and livable as they are beautiful. Each piece is handcrafted and built to last using the highest quality materials. By combining the warmth of wood with interesting materials and understated details, we build character and individuality into our designs. With its timeless quality, our furniture mixes well with a range of styles and settings.
Materials & Ingredients
Our furniture is primarily made of wood – a resilient, renewable, and biodegradable material. We use the highest quality solid wood, plywood, and wood veneer, and source local, domestic, certified green, and reclaimed woods. In addition to wood, we also use materials including Richlite (an eco-friendly solid surface made of compressed wood pulp with resin), recycled steel, glass and natural fiber textiles. Our wood finishes are environmentally friendly low or zero-VOC (volatile organic compound).
Packaging & Delivery
Approximately 90% of our furniture is delivered to locations in the Bay Area. With the exception of small pieces that we sometimes deliver ourselves, we use locally owned delivery companies that specialize in transporting furniture. The furniture is “blanket wrapped” for protection with re-usable moving blankets. No plastic covering, foam padding, or wood crating is used.
Quality & Value
Our furniture is custom designed and made to order, so our clients get exactly what they want and need – and therefore value and take care of it. It’s designed and built to last for decades with the finest quality craftsmanship, materials, and finishes. We strive for timeless design that won’t date and become obsolete. If damaged, our furniture can be repaired and refinished.
Wood and other materials used to make furniture are expensive, so there is a big incentive to use them efficiently and avoid waste. We use leftover wood scraps to make smaller parts such as door and drawer pulls. Extra wood scraps we can’t use are donated to schools or reuse centers including the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse and Urban Ore.
Local Supply Chains
We build select pieces in-house, and work with local craftsmen including woodworkers, metalworkers, upholsterers, and finishers. We use locally owned furniture delivery companies, and purchase most of our materials from locally owned suppliers.
By making our furniture to order we are able to use space efficiently, therefore reducing our carbon footprint. Materials are purchased when needed so we don’t have to store them. Custom pieces are picked up and delivered soon after completion, and we have no furniture inventory – so little storage space is required.
Goals & Aspirations
We’re looking forward to exploring and incorporating more sustainable materials into our designs, including existing materials we haven’t worked with, and new material innovations.
Jason Lees is the founder of Bay Area Made, and the producer of this exhibit.
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