Tom Metcalfe

Tom is a designer.

He has worked across a wide range of industries and sectors. He has harvested clouds in the Scottish Highlands for Innis and Gunn to make SkyPA; created useless objects, Chindogu, for Yo! Sushi; explored new ways of engaging with news, with Trinity Mirror, funded by Google DNI; developed a mind-controlled beer pouring robot for brands including Marriott, TEDx, and Twitter Live; designed a concept store for the revolutionary fashion brand, UNMADE; and developed internet-connected objects for audiences in Immersive Theatre.

His practice is characterised by its focus on people and its critical approach to designing new experiences with objects, environment, and space.

Based in Bristol, UK, Tom has worked around the world including  Korea, China, India, USA, and across Europe. He is Creative Director at Thomas Buchanan and Unit Director at The Centre for Innovation, University of Bristol. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.