Tom is committed to manufacturing in the UK, and almost all his furniture is made by hand in our Wiltshire workshop. This was once the site of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s railway works, and the spirit of the great man hovers about the place, infusing our work with something of his boldness and creativity.
Some members of the team have been working for Tom for decades. This gives them not only a wealth of experience but also precious levels of dedication, mutual understanding and a pride in their work which is second to none.
Tom has spent over 25 years honing his design practice. “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.” It’s this ethos that produces a mastery of simple but striking form. Tom’s approach to design is perhaps best encapsulated by the words of the great architect, Ludwig Mies Dan Ver Rohe: ‘Less is more’ and ‘God is in the details’.
There are a few common threads that run through each piece of Tom Faulkner furniture. You’ll find strong silhouettes, distinctive motifs, and rich finishes that bring out the innate beauty of underlying materials. These features, in tandem with Tom’s affinity for classical geometry, give the pieces a timeless, elemental character.
Unrelenting attention to detail is paramount at every stage of the design and manufacturing process. Owning his own workshop allows Tom to be actively engaged throughout and gives him the ability to produce as many prototypes as necessary to get each piece absolutely right. This is our tried-and-true recipe for producing pieces that we’re proud to send out into the world.