→ Hi Tom, can you introduce yourself?
I am an independent designer, living in London and Paris. I create products, furniture and spaces for a range of clients, specializing in natural and low-impact materials.
Having worked for leading design + architecture studios in London, I chose to start my independent practice in 2021. This allows me to work with new people, makers and materials that interest me personally.
Currently, my work focuses on bringing better and alternative material solutions into our daily lives, such as creating durable cutlery from injection molded wood fibers, through to 3d Printing products with recycled plastic filament.
→ And how do you define your design practice?
As a designer, I aim to merge simplicity and craft with purpose.
The ‘purpose’ element is naturally rooted in creating better solutions for people and the planet, while the search for craft and simplicity are the fundamental drivers that help refine my design work.
These three elements are clear in my Doppia Vessel, and the Evolve Chair - both have simple yet graphical forms that are intuitive to use, and are carefully crafted by hand or machine from recyclable and recyclable materials.
→ What is the project you are currently working on the most?
Recently, I have just finished the design and install of 2 x 4m long meeting tables for a London-client, as part of a furniture design commission. Excitingly, the Doppia Vessel is now available to buy online, via my website - a lot of work has gone into the product, the development and making sure the fulfillment works smoothly. Going forward, I will be revealing a new project designed in collaboration with the brilliant team at Panasonic, and have more product and furniture projects in development - a busy year.