James Violette

Originally from Maine, James Violette started designing and woodworking in his late teens. He currently lives on a remote property in McMinnville, OR, surrounded by nature and plenty of inspiration. And James is inspired by all of it.

James usually takes a modernist approach. Aesthetically leaning towards brutal-ism, mid-century modern, art deco, and minimalist design. Shapes and angles in ...

Originally from Maine, James Violette started designing and woodworking in his late teens. He currently lives on a remote property in McMinnville, OR, surrounded by nature and plenty of inspiration. And James is inspired by all of it.

James usually takes a modernist approach. Aesthetically leaning towards brutal-ism, mid-century modern, art deco, and minimalist design. Shapes and angles in architecture, the concept of dimension, and the combination of different elements and materials such as various woods, metals, and fabrics, soon follow. James wants to create ambiance through a piece that's balanced and sculptural, and casts dramatic shadows, as well as light.

"I can't really pretend to have some deep, philosophical reason I feel the need to create lighting. It's quite simple - I just do. It's close to an obsession. I take in the infinite details from everything I see in my everyday life. It can be something as small as a detail from a piece of jewelry that gets blown out of proportion and manifests into a full-on giant floor lamp, to a piece of rusty metal I find in the dirt. Or a hike past a pond, and several days later, I'll have a cattail lamp."

16 Pieces Available

Brutalist Floor Lamp

Lighting
87" tall, 7.25" sq. base
$1,200 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Brutalist Single Tower

Lighting
79 x 8 x 8
$950 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Cattails

Lighting
81" tall
SOLD

Copper/Walnut Arc

Lighting
79 x 12 x 12
$875 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Deco Globe

Lighting
59" tall
$1,200 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Dots

Lighting
73.5 x 12 x 8
$1,200 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Gray/Walnut Tower

Lighting
79 x 7 x 8
$750 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Green Tower

Lighting
67.5" tall
$800 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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JellyBean

Lighting
78" tall
SOLD

L7 Tower

Lighting
72.5 x 6.5 x 4 tower
$800 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Mahogany Skinny Tower

Lighting
78.5 x 6 x 6
$650 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Mahogany Tower

Lighting
73.5 x 6 x 6
$900 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Oak Tower

Lighting
72 x 7 x 7
SOLD

Redwood

Lighting
33" tall
$250 + Free Shipping
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Spun

Lighting
103" tall
SOLD

Table Lamp: Ambrosia Maple

Lighting
17 x 7 x 5.5
$350 + Free Shipping
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Table Lamp: Angelique Wood

Lighting
18 x 8 x 6
$350 + Free Shipping
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Table Lamp: Black Poplar

Lighting
45.5 x 14 x 6
$800 + Free Shipping
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Table Lamp: Fir Base

Lighting
27 x 12 x 12
SOLD

Table Lamp: IPE

Lighting
15 x 12 x 6
$400 + Free Shipping
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Table Lamp: Spikes

Lighting
47 x 20 x 3.5
SOLD

Table Lamp: Walnut 2

Lighting
14.5 x 6.5
SOLD

Table Lamp: Walnut 4

Lighting
25.5 x 10 x 6
$375 + Free Shipping
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Table Lamp: Walnut 6

Lighting
19 x 4.5 x 3.25
SOLD