John Astbury

John Astbury is a furniture designer working with his own studio in Stockholm.


Following a BA in Anthropology and Sociology, he graduated in 2011 from the MFA industrial design program at Konstfack, Sweden. Since graduating, he has shown pieces in New York, London, Tokyo, Paris and Milan. His work is based on conversations.



BEAM is a simple metal shelf with a hidden space. A wooden beam slotted across its length adds another dimension to the shelf, making an area to display or store objects such as photos, postcards and magazines. The wood adds warmth to the structure and hides the wall fixtures. BEAM helps you to organize your items with interesting layered compositions.