Tom Gottelier

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Tom Gottelier (born 1988) is an English designer based in London.


Gottelier was born in London. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven and graduated from Design Products at The Royal College of Art [1] in 2013. He is the founder of the Royal Amateur Expedition Society (RAES) and co-founder of the creative studio Featuring Featuring. [2] He is also a Co Founder of "Designers on Holiday" (DOH) along with Bobby Petersen, an annual design festival located on Gotland, Sweden. [3]

Alongside his colleagues at the time, Bobby Petersen and Ed Thomas, Tom was awarded the Hospital Club's hclub100 award in 2013, described by The Guardian as "an annual campaign to identify the 100 most influential and innovative people working across arts, culture and the creative industries in the UK". [4] The award was given due to the trio's work on The Paper Pulp Helmet; [5] other winners of the award that year included [4] Steve McQueen (film director), Marcus Fairs (founder of Dezeen ) and Cara Delevingne (model).



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  1. Tom Gottelier, Royal College of Art
  2. Featuring Featuring
  3. Designer on Holiday
  4. 1 2 "The Hospital Club 100 list 2013". The Guardian . 19 November 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2015
  5. "Paper Pulp Helmet by Tom Gottelier, Bobby Petersen and Ed Thomas". Dezeen. 21 June 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2015
  6. Self Unself, Central Academy of Fine Arts, China
  7. Self Unself (Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, 2013)
  8. 'Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs' Archived 2015-02-15 at the Wayback Machine (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2012)