JBS is one of the industry’s most respected and highly awarded firms for investment cast bronze lighting and specialty furniture pieces.
Browning has been a prominent figure in the design industry for 25 years, culminating his career as Executive Vice President of Design for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. He is responsible for numerous St. Regis, Luxury Collection, W, Westin, and Sheraton projects around the globe. He has also designed flagship stores for fashion brands on Rodeo Drive, Michigan Avenue, and Broadway, and is only one of two Americans invited to showcase his designs at VENICE DESIGN during the Venice Biennale.
Jonathan Browning Studios manufactures high-end, luxury lighting & fixtures, specializing in custom signature pieces for architects and interior designers.
Founded in 2003 by Jonathan Browning and Marco Heithaus, Jonathan Browning Studios designs and manufactures some of the finest quality bronze, brass, and steel products in the world. In casting the bronze pieces, JBS uses the investment cast process.
“I have two great obsessions: French Beaux Arts classicism and 20th Century industrial design. There is a constant tension between the two in everything I design, whether product or interiors.”
Every piece begins as a carving in wood, from which molds and waxes are produced for casting. This lost wax method ensures that every fixture retains the highest level of detail possible. The final step in production for all products, polishing, is done completely by hand. A love of classicism and industrial design sets the tone for the collections, whether they be chandeliers and sconces, torchieres and table lamps, or furniture and window hardware. Timeless and elegant, these fixtures are manufactured to a standard rarely seen today, and meant to last forever.