Born 1994 in Newcastle upon Tyne UK, Tom graduated from the Industrial Design program at Northumbria Newcastle School of Design (2016). Having gained experience at Deadgood (UK) and Normann-Copenhagen (DK), Tom went on to complete his furniture cabinet makers apprenticeship (2017/18) in the North East of England. Subsequently, he established his rural workshop / studio (2020), practicing in both commonplace objects and interior joinery projects. His work explores a balance of craft and industrial process, focused on the values of materiality, experience and overall usefulness.
‘If an object / interior space can naturally uncover (through use, through experience, through everyday life) what you thought was good in something, then that’s a good thing to have, right? For me, the value of any object / interior space should be justified through its genuine relationship with the environment in which it is situated. When an object is created with intention, it naturally becomes a part of the place it inhabits. And when true to its purpose, this object(s) will subconsciously enhance our experience of that space, rather than overconsume it.’