With a broad range of classic influences, Compendium strikes a traditional tone with a crisp and clean simplicity. John Black is a furniture designer and founder of the creative design firm that bears his name, J Black Design. At heart, John is both a modernist and a classicist. John is known for an understated, classic approach to furniture forms that capture the essence of traditional silhouettes combined with modern touches. He is an artist and a mechanic with an unfailing, critical eye for scale and proportion. Learn more about John Black.