Tom Price is a sculptor and designer based in London. He studied fine art at The Royal College of Art, graduating in 2007. His background in fine art helps inform his approach to design.
Exploring processes is key or Tom working closely with familiar materials exploring their potential to behave in unfamiliar ways.
“I like to think of myself as working in collaboration with materials, processes and phenomena and that the final physical outcome is a product of mutual consent”.
Tom Price is known for his unique and sculptural pieces of furniture for the home, made from uncommon materials such as rope, plastic, and even discarded clothing. As much as i like these, the fascination for me is with his more recent projects involving synthesis, where he mixes resin and tar.
“Synthesis is the study of a dialogue between two contrasting materials – resin and tar – and their negotiation for space and identity when forced to become a single unified entity.”
“I was aware of the tendency for resin to form small fractures when mixed incorrectly, I set about looking for a material that could react with the resin and push the process a step further”
After reading further about Tom’s process i came across this quote which i think totally sums up what he is really about. I am inspired with the way he wants to push boundaries and i think this can help to inform my design ideas.