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Tom Philipson

Designer/maker, Furniture and products.

Ulverston, Cumbria


furniture design, product design, experimental woodwork


£20 — £2800


Tom Philipson is a designer and maker of furniture and products from mostly wood. He designs through actual making, and constructs using traditional tools and techniques mixed with an experimental process.
(Crafts Council "Hothouse" allumni 2015.)


Residency in Japan with Grizedale Arts

20 Apr 2017
residency with Grizedale Arts and "a Fair Land"collective. living and working in a bamboo forest, developing products and infrastructure to re-energise the local community. Currently testing and experimenting with bamboo in preparation.

solo exhibition "Faker to Maker"

08 Mar 2017
All my work from the past 4 years, and the launching of lighting range made from wood shavings. On for six weeks.

Irish Museum of Modern Art, summer show with Grizedale Arts.

20 Aug 2016
Making residency with Grizedale Arts at The Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. Making Tray/Basket/stools from reclaimed oak parquet flooring slats using only a hammer nails and glue. for the " A Fair Land" summer event and Exhibition.

Available for commissions



wood shavings lights

Disciplines Design, Furniture, Technology, Traditional, Wood
Materials Wood, Organic Material, Mixed Media

Sharp Angled Stool / Table project

Disciplines Wood, Furniture
Materials Wood

Wood shavings lighting installations and tests

Disciplines Design, Technology, Wood
Materials Wood

Grizedale Arts. Basket/Tray/Stools.

Disciplines Wood, Design, Furniture
Materials Wood, Ceramics

Sculptures and structures from wood shavings

Disciplines Wood
Materials Wood

Experiments Tests and Things

Disciplines Wood, Traditional, Technology, Furniture, Design
Materials Wood, Organic Material

Bamboo product tests for Japan Residency/research trip

Disciplines Basketry, Ceramics, Pottery, Design, Furniture, Printing, Traditional, Wood
Materials Ceramics, Wood, Mixed Media

Fake Articulation series.

Disciplines Design, Furniture, Traditional, Wood
Materials Wood

Various products and furniture

Disciplines Wood, Furniture, Design
Materials Wood

various products and furniture

Disciplines Wood, Furniture, Design
Materials Wood