Tom Faulkner designs and makes distinctive furniture and accessories. Almost every piece is handmade in Tom’s workshop in Wiltshire. His signature qualities are clean lines, simplicity and beautiful materials. Loved by private clients and professional interior designers alike, Tom’s show-stopping furniture is equally at home in contemporary and traditional settings.
Tom is a master of the simple but striking form. His approach to design can be summed up by two phrases attributed to the great architect Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe: ‘Less is more’, and ‘God is in the details’. The hallmarks of Tom Faulkner furniture include strong silhouettes, recurring motifs and finishes that bring out the beauty of the underlying materials. These features, in combination with Tom’s fascination with classical geometry, give the pieces a timeless, elemental quality.
Attention to detail is paramount at every stage of the design and manufacturing processes. Owning his own workshop allows Tom to be actively engaged throughout. It also gives him the luxury of being able to produce as many prototypes as necessary to get a piece absolutely right.
“I believe in the richness of visual simplicity: there might often be complex geometry at work but most of what I create looks strong, clean and unfussy. The quality of any piece is in the line, proportion, and detail.” – Tom Faulkner.