Based in New York, Tom Hancocks’s name appears to be inspired by an English self-taught manufacturing engineer who founded the British rubber industry. His interest to explore bizarre geometries and artificial environments through set design, photography and animation, updates an earlier vision of the future.
Furniture maker and 3D artist Tom Hancocks creates some innovative and high aesthetic furniture renderings. By working in multidisciplinary methods, Hancocks is able to innovate with shape, form and balance. His interest in understanding the connection between the digital and physical world combined with curiosity and the need to play with the boundaries, led him to new pioneering results. Hancocks’ work combines a mix of futuristic elements inspired from mid-century designers and artists like Verner Panton, Eero Aarnio, James Tyrell and David Cronenberg. Metal and leather lounge chairs, surrealistic forms, shiny textures, fluid elements, spherical shapes, vivid colors and retro futuristic playfulness can describe his latest work, a pure visual experience. In other words, his work has a strong sensual appearance for any kind of aesthetic need and desire. In a post-pandemic phase, the future of 3D interior design and the creative world is undoubtedly an open-end question, and Tom Hancocks seems to be offering a very convincing answer, in the metaverse era he will be soon one of the most sought after artists around.
Metal and leather lounge chairs, surrealistic forms, shiny textures, fluid elements, spherical shapes, vivid colors and retro futuristic playfulness can describe his latest work, a pure visual experience.
Artist: Tom Hancoks / @tom.hancocks
Words: Iro Bournazou / @irwb