Tom Fereday

Sydney, AU

Fascinated by the tension that lies between natural materials and contemporary design and manufacture, Tom Fereday develops unique designs originating from an intrinsic inquiry into the role of objects today. Built on the principle of honest design Tom Fereday’s work celebrates the materials and manufacture behind furniture and objects, guiding considered and thoughtful design outcomes that explore the notion of quiet innovation.
Through a holistic approach we collaborate with renowned local makers, designers and brands with the shared view that through collaboration a more meaningful and resonating result may be found. Tom Fereday works in furniture, product design and lighting with the inherent belief that technical construction, form and exhibition be considered as one. When a project is complete we hold it up to present that our design is considered from every angle and made with nothing to hide.
Born in Australia, Tom Fereday grew up in London, England studying sculpture and graphic design at the Wimbledon School of Art before moving to Australia to complete an honours in Industrial Design at the University of Technology Sydney. Working across Europe and Australia Tom Fereday went on to found his sole practice in 2012. Works have been presented and published internationally through collaborations with brands including Louis Vuitton, Alessi, Stellarworks and Herman Miller and exhibited through galleries including Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Powerhouse Museum, Australian Design Centre and frequent international furniture fairs.


alt.material exhibitions


Hull Lounge by Tom Fereday


Studio Chair by Tom Fereday


2021.5 by Tom Fereday & Kate Banazi