ABOUT

Honest Design, true to materials and it’s process. 

Tom Fereday develops products based on the principle of honest design, conveying a design process which celebrates the materials and manufacturing processes behind furniture and products, to design from the inside out. By using the materials and environment as a positive design constraint we guide intelligent and thoughtful design outcomes which connect with people through natural materials, tactile finishes and unique design. We strive to create enduring designs which are meaningful to people and their environment. 

Born in Australia, Tom Fereday grew up in England studying at the Wimbledon School of Art before moving to Sydney to complete an honours in Industrial Design at the University of Technology Sydney. Working across europe and Australia Tom Fereday went onto found his sole practice in 2012.

Affiliations
Society for Responsible Design (SRD)
Design Institute of Australia (DIA)

Awards
2017 - International Darc Awards - Mito Lamp - Winner best floor lamp
2017 - ICFF NYCxDESIGN - Emerging Designer - Honoree
2017 - A+Awards - Bow Chair - Finalist
2017 - Archiproducts Design Selection - Stockholm Furniture Fair
2016 - Good Design Award Chicago - Bow Chair - Winner
2016 - Timber Design Awards - Pieman Collection - Winner excellence in timber design
2016 - Good Design Award - MW1 Watch - Finalist
2015 - Good Design Award - 3000 Collection
2015 - Good Design Award - Best in category NTR Microphone
2015 - Red Dot Design Awards - Best of the Best NTR Microphone
2014 - Space + Moooi 2014 Design Residency
2011 - H&G Style Awards 2011
2011 - Interior Design Excellence Awards 2011 - Finalist
2011 - One Good Chair Competition Allt Chair
2010 - Nominated by Triple J and ABC News as top 25 young achievers
2010 - Australian Design Awards - Design Mark - Pebble Ottoman
2010 - Launch Pad 10 with the Spli Stool - Finalist
2009 - SOYA Awards including mentorship with Marc Newson
2009 - SRD09 prize winner awarded by the Society for Responsible Design
2009 - NSW Travelling Scholarship - Top three finalists
2009 - International CIFIAL Awards ‘Feel the Planet Earth 08’ - Finalist
2009 - Greenland Travelling Scholarship
2008 - GOTYA Awards - Runner up
2008 - Breville Young Designer Awards - Top three Finalist
2008 - Electrolux Competition - Highly Commended
2008 - Freedom Furniture Competition
2007 - Treegugger + I.D. Magazine Award - Finalist
2007 - Cormack Packaging Awards - Finalist

Exhibitions
2017 - SP01 x Ladies & Gentleman pop-up exhibition - New York Design Week - America
2017 - SP01 Outdoor Collection - Archiproducts showroom - Milan Design Week - Italy
2017 - Mito Light + Jeanette chair - Local Milan - Milan Design Week - Italy
2017 - Undervalued Exhibition - Melbourne Design Week
2017 - Shell Chair - Friends + Associates - Melbourne Design Week
2017 - Solo exhibition - Stockholm Furniture Fair
2016 - SP01 Outdoor Collection - Space Furniture - Mpavilion Melbourne
2016 - Bailey Light - Kozminsky - Melbourne
2016 - MW1 Watch - Sketching Process - Canberra
2016 - Pieman Chair - Workshopped - Sydney
2016 - MW1 Watch - Good Design - Sydney
2016 - Pieman Chair - Denfair - Melbourne
2016 - Process Exhibition - Factory Design District - Sydney
2016 - Bow Chair / Wes Lounge - Milan Salone - Milan
2015 - Wes solo exhibition - Local Design - Sydney
2015 - Wes range - Agile Launch - Melbourne
2015 - Bow Chair - Designythem - Sydney
2015 - Bow Chair - Local Design LD1 - Sydney
2014 - Flint Range - Tandem Project - Sydney
2011 – Herring range - Furnitex - Sydney
2011 – Allt chair - Sustainable Furnishings council - Las Vegas
2010 – Spli Stool - Launch Pad - Melbourne
2010 – Sein Stools - Workshopped - Sydney
2010 – Sein Stools - Vivid Exhibition - Sydney
2009 – Jacks Table - Museum of Contemporary Art - Sydney
2009 – Sakana Light - Workshopped - Sydney