With his East meets West sensibility, John Pomp is creating heirlooms of tomorrow. The clean lines and organic feel to his beautiful hand blown fixtures convey a warm, sensual feel that strikes just the right balance.
After being a painter for many years, a teacher and mentor of John's urged him to try his hand at glassblowing. John fell in love. He studied with Venetian glassblowers and began working in New York making vases. The light fixtures were a natural progression. John then set up shop here in our city of brotherly love: Philadelphia.
Master craftsman, painter, and world traveler, John finds fascination and inspiration in flaws. That's also where the beauty lies. There is an organized randomness you see in nature. A wabi-sabi aesthetic or the humble beauty of imperfection that John aspires to convey with each design. There is a natural fluidity to glass, a gracefulness as the light plays off of it, a zen like quality that John strives for. "Beauty is not in the function, it's in the ancient technique done in a modern way." That's what John spoke passionately about.
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Everything is handmade, including the steel canopies
and the crates ~
John has a very definite point of view and it is obviously serving him well! He was about to roll out a furniture and accessory collection when I interviewed him for this story. It is doing VERY well.
Love this Rondelle credenza
In seven short years, John is garnering fans and accolades worldwide. His collection is in 12 showrooms from New York to Paris to Dubai. He is presently #770 on Inc Magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest growing privately owned companies of 2014.
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I was so wowed, it wasn't long before I knew I must make one mine. I fell in love with the hand blown globes, the lightness of being, the combination of the rolled steel and glass. I placed an order before I left and I couldn't be happier! Of course, now I need new chairs.
And to think, it all started with his infinity fixture
he's on a roll….
phs: John Pomp Studio, CLI, unless otherwise noted.