Specializing in modern furniture products, sculpture and lighting design, process plays a key role in Tom Price’s work, which has been bought by international museums, galleries and private collectors. Much of Price’s work is made using unconventional materials. In fact, he often finds it necessary to invent new tools and techniques in order to get the required results from certain fabrications. But Price sees this as an intrinsic part of the overall design and narrative.
“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.”
A London native, Price attended several renowned schools including the Royal College of Art. That background in Fine Art informs his approach to design, which is typically very sculptural in both appearance and concept. The vast majority of Price’s furniture and collections are anything but conventional. Represented in collections around the world, Price’s pieces are also in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and the Denver Art Museum.
Price’s public commissions include a large-scale sculpture for a new square in the centre of Gloucester (UK) and a sculptural installation for a restored Victorian grotto at the foot of the Royal Terrace Gardens, in Torquay (UK). As an enduring tribute, Price’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 and Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.