Tina’s background in fine art informs his approach to design, which is often sculptural in both appearance and concept. His works hint at a narrative and prompt curiosity as different layers of significance reveal themselves. Much of Tom’s work is made using unconventional materials, for which he often finds it necessary to invent new tools and techniques in order to get the required results from certain fabrications.
Graduating with an MA in 2007 from the Royal College of Art where he studied under Ron Arad and Jurgen Bey, Tom has since been represented in exhibitions and via public and private commissions around the world, including acquisitions by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Denver Art Museum. As an enduring tribute, Tom’s talent and techniques are referenced in many respected design books including Desire by Elizabeth Honerla; Contemporary Furniture by Martin Wellner and Andrea Mehlhose; New Talents - The State of the Arts by Hans Maier-Aichen, Gestalten’s Taken By Surprise and Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary by the Museum of Arts and Design.