JM Fry Furniture Design began as a new venture in 2013 for John Fry as a means to display his own unique designs within the Canadian market. John has been an upholsterer and designer for over 20 years and has worked on a wide range of projects from residential to commercial to artistic design based pieces.
JM Fry Furniture Design
John Fry is a Canadian born upholsterer and furniture designer from Australia. It was in Australia that he completed his apprenticeship in upholstery learning new and antique methods of upholstery, whilst working for a company that produced large scale commercial jobs as well as custom orders and re-upholstery.
John moved to Vancouver in 2001 to explore his Canadian roots and fell in love with the lifestyle and beauty of the west coast. In 2003 he co-founded LeftCoast Designs before starting out on his own with ILK Furniture Designs in 2007. From here he delved into a greater focus on creative original design pieces while working on high end commercial contracts and residential custom work.
After returning to Australia for 2 years to spend time with his family, John moved to Ontario in 2011 to be with his girlfriend, Rose. He worked in the Toronto area as a Production Manager in custom upholstery, gaining valuable experience and insight into the local market before beginning JM Fry Furniture Design.
Photograph by Rose Linseman