Since the commencement of his career in 1983 as a founding member of the Creative Salvage Group, Mark Brazier Jones has honed a collection and philosophy unique in the world of design. His Style is very characteristic and each art deco furniture is a masterpiece.
Mark is an Artist, sculptor, furniture maker, lighting designer, and engineer that was born in New Zealand in 1956 and moved to the UK at the age of 12. After earning a BA in ceramic sculpture, he found work in the emerging music video business. In the late 1970s and early ’80s, he designed and built sets for the likes of David Bowie, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Freddy Mercury, and Elton John.
As he became enmeshed in the legendary London warehouse party scene, he developed a close friendship with both Tom Dixon and Nick Jones, members of local band Funkapolitan. Brazier-Jones would wow the band’s audiences with “performance art welding,” in which he would cut up cars with angle grinders and create phoenix-shaped mascots out of supermarket trolleys. The three friends started the Creative Salvage Group in 1983, later to be joined by André Dubreuil. Their first show of welded sculpture-furniture sold out and opened a new chapter in design history.
After a few years, Brazier-Jones moved to the countryside and returned to his ceramic roots. Soon he was sculpting furniture to be cast in bronze. He conceived his first limited-edition chair, the Wingback, in 1987; it was sold out before the start of 1988.
Brazier-Jones’s work can be found in museum’s around the world and also private collections.