Jeremy Broun is a self-taught designer who originally trained as a handicrafts teacher at Shoreditch College where he gained a distinction in 1966. He established his own workshop in Bath in 1973 creating innovative furniture in his own style both speculatively and to commission. He has exhibited extensively in the UK and also in Finland and the USA. He has lectured at major colleges such as Rycotewood and The Furniture College in Ireland, in Finland and Australia, at the London Design Museum and he now runs intensive creative woodworking courses in his Bath studio three times a year. His numerous awards range from a Churchill Travel Scholarship to Scandinavia and Italy in 1979, The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers Ambrose Heal Award 1988, to the Professional Woodworker of the Year Award 2005. He is a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and in 2009 was invited to become an inspector for the British Accreditation Council and elected a Fellow of The Royal Sociey of Arts. Jeremy Broun is a seasoned author and produces films under the label Thinking Hand Video. In 2012 he produced the ‘Furniture Today 3’DVDs. He is currently a judge for the Alan Peters Award For Excellence.He alsoperforms latin jazz music with guitars that he builds.
‘’Without doubt, Jeremy has done more than any other designer maker to promote the existence of fine furniture design and making in the last 35 years . . .’ Nicholas Chandler furniture designer March 2013
The Caterpillar Rocking Chair is visually stunning, a good combination of colour, structure and practicality ... it has the advantage of being a truly original idea; just as Saarinen and his pedestal chairs converted four legs into one’. Simon Yates - An Encyclopedia ofChairs 1988.
‘Jeremy Broun delights in the craft of design and making. For the user, the relationship is one of sharing this focus and Jeremy’s energetic drive to combine tradition with innovation’.John Makepeace OBELive with It exhibition 2002
‘The Zigzag Table exploits the markings of traditional manufacture, as seen by the wood joints where the legs meet the top, and is innovative in its centre joint’. Simon Yates - An Encyclopedia of Tables 1988.
‘Jeremy Broun is in the top rank of innovative British woodworkers’The Woodworker magazine 1984.Jeremy was voted Professional Woodworker of the Year 2005 by this magazine.