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Tomás Alonso, V&A

The V&A table & benches were initiated for the event One Part Chef Four Parts Design taking place at Somerset House for its second edition in 2009. Later that year a series of chairs were designed to go along. All are unique pieces, made from one single bent and powder coated metal tube around which a solid ash structure is made to support the seating surface from reclaimed Victorian ceiling boards, same wood as the table. Their slightly unbalanced appearance comes from the strong contrast of materials as well as the asymmetry and the oddness of the connections.
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2015 DESIGNMIAMI/ DESIGNER OF THE FUTURE

About Tomás Alonso

Tomás Alonso is a cosmopolitan craft designer born in Spain. Initially he has been influenced by the resounding but very concise charm of the pioneers of the Modern Movement, from Weimar to Milan. He eventually opted for a Master's at the Royal College of Art in London after a decade of study and professional practice in the USA, Australia and Italy which merged into a clear and pragmatic vision of life, soon translated into his own line of elegant, linear and poetic objects finding his own dimension in the field of the authorial design. His method can be summed up as an intelligent morphological synthesis of a technicist type, focused on functionality as an absolute value and turned into an idea for products which are quick and easily understandable into their constitutive elements. The very simple aesthetic qualities of his objects reveal the expressive potential of materials - his main source of inspiration - conveying an expressive immediacy which makes his work universal and transgenerational.

table 2, orange

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bench 4, mint

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chair 1, orange

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chair 7, yellow

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chair 6, blue

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stool 9, white

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chair 8, mint

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