Tom Faulkner produces design-led, high-end statement furniture for both traditional and contemporary settings by combining metal with marble, timber, glass and leather to form a group of sophisticated collections.
Tom started designing furniture in 1993. His early pieces featured complex and intricate graphic patterns painted onto wooden tabletops, which proved extremely popular. Igniting his passion to explore the possibilities of form and shape, Tom began designing tables from scratch, commissioning a workshop in Wiltshire to make some metal chairs for him.
“Metal was a real discovery” he says. “I was immediately seduced by its stylistic possibilities – the fact that you could bend it and twist it into almost any shape you liked – and also by its strength, versatility, and simplicity.” Working with the same craftsmen, Tom jumped at the chance to buy the forge when it came up for sale in 1995, also taking on its two employees.
From here the business expanded rapidly and soon moved to larger premises on the site of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s railway workshops – a neat twist of fate that brought Tom’s interest in Victorian construction and metalwork full circle. Here, an expert team of welders, painters and artisans craft Tom Faulkner furniture to the highest possible standards, with no compromises on quality or finish.