A consummate pragmatist, Tomás Alonso’s designs have an elegant functionality that pairs simple elements with complex structures. Born in Vigo, Spain, Alonso has been travelling 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.
These crystal objects are like jewelry for the home
— Tomás Alonso
In 2006 Alonso 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. Currently, 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.