Tomas Alonso


A consummate pragmatist, designer Tomás Alonso’s designs have an elegant functionality that pairs simple elements with complex structures. Born in Vigo, Spain, Tomás Alonso has been traveling since the age of 19 in pursuit of his career and international design inspiration. He has lived, studied and worked in the USA, Italy and Australia before moving to London to complete an MA at the Royal College of Art.

"A Swarovski piece for the home will never just be an everyday object. In a way it's almost like jewelery for the house"

— Tomas Alonso

In 2006 he co-founded the design collective OKAYstudio with 5 other graduates from the RCA. His work has been widely published and exhibited around the world - from the Design Museum and Aram Gallery in London to exhibitions in Italy, Spain, France, USA, Canada and Japan. Amongst other awards he was chosen as the 2013 Designer of the Year by AD magazine in Spain, and Young Designer of the Year by Elle Deco Japan in 2012 and Elle Deco Spain in 2011.

His practice, based in North East London, works in furniture, product, lighting, interior and exhibition design with clients ranging from international producers to selected design galleries and museums. Tomás Alonso’s series ‘Prism’ features pieces which are constructed from crystal and marble prisms to create multifaceted, mesmerizing objects. Playing with optical illusion, the color shade and perspective changes as one’s gaze moves around the object.


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