Born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1945, Charles Hollis Jones started designing at the age of eight years old. At that time, his passion was designing cars. Later, as a teenager, he began designing cabinets, lamps and tables for his father's house-pattern business and, for the first time, was able to translate his designs from paper to finished product.
In his 40 years as a designer, Hollis Jones' exploration of acrylics and_metal have won him numerous awards and earned him international recognition. The Los Angeles Times refers to Hollis Jones as a "pioneer in acrylic design" and Dona Meilach, author of Creating Modern Furniture (Crown Publishers, 1975) considers him a "master designer" and "literally a virtuoso in the application of plastic sheet to contemporary furniture design." In 2004, Charles Hollis Jones was awarded the Pacific Design Centers 10th annual "Stars of Design Award" for product design.