Arita ware can be used for various purposes depending on the owner's idea
2016 collection Tomﾃ｡s Alonso produced by SEHYO 2_Photography Kenta Hasegawa
London-based designer Tomás Alonso has fashioned a collection comprising of a series of containers of basic geometric shape, colour and size.
These containers are not designed to be used solely for a prescribed function, rather to be freely arranged according to each varying context.
This contemporary range offers total freedom of use, whether the containers act as desktop storage devices, simple ornaments or for serving food at the dining table, Alonso is highlighting that versatility and choice are paramount.
Born in Vigo, Spain, Tomás Alonso has been travelling since the age of 19 to pursue his career as a designer.
He has been living, studying and working in the USA, Italy and Australia before moving to London to complete a MA at the Royal College of Art.
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 or Aram gallery in London to galleries and exhibitions in Italy, Spain, France, USA, Canada or Japan.
Amongst other awards he has been chosen as Designer of the Year 2013 by AD magazine in Spain, 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 and its clients range from international producers to selected design galleries and museums. He combines his research and commercial design work with occasional teaching and workshops; most recently teaching the product design Master course at ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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