Bonamici means Good Friend in Italian. Tom was raised in Eugene, Oregon. He has lived in New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York City.
He is most keenly interested in self-sufficiency, appropriate technology, and domestic economy.
He now lives back in Eugene, where he's a designer and educator specializing in furniture, timber framing, soft goods, and home cooking.
Pratt Institute - Master's of Industrial Design, 2013
Dartmouth College - Bachelor of Arts, Geography & Studio Art, 2007
US Forest Service - Wilderness Chainsaw Use, 2005
SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE
Adjunct Instructor, University of Oregon Product Design, 2016-
Design Director, Best Made Company, 2014-2015
Co-founder and Design Director, Archival Clothing - 2009-2014
Woodworking and sewing instructor, University of Oregon Craft Center - Eugene, Oregon, 2008-2010
Crew Member, Moosilauke Ravine Lodge - Warren, New Hampshire, 2009
Custom woodworking and timber frame construction - Vermont, 2007-2008
Apprentice - Dartmouth College Student Woodshop - Hanover, New Hampshire, 2007-2008
Apprentice - Jay White Cloud, master timber framer - Thetford Hill, Vermont, 2007
Participant, Furnishing Utopia, shown at Sight Unseen Offsite NYC, May 2016
Designed and built pop-ups for TicTail in New York, Paris, and Stockholm, 2015. (with Anthony Zollo).
Designer & Teacher - Beaver Brook School 2015.
Appeared in Greenwood, a short film by Adam Newport-Berra, 2014.
Designer & Teacher - Beaver Brook School 2014.
Participant, Suitsusaun Workshop - Vanaajamaja, Mooste, Estonia, 2014
Design/build, Dartmouth College Organic Farm Sugarhouse - Hanover, NH, 2007
Design/build, Appalachian Trail shelter - Hanover, New Hampshire, 2006 (with Ira Friedrichs)
Design/build, Appalachian Trail outhouses - Lyme and Warren, New Hampshire, 2005 (with Ira Friedrichs)
Oregon Quarterly: "Souvenir Settings," March 2017 (page 15)
Dartmouth Alumni Magazine: "Better Living Through Design," May 2016
Design Milk: "Furnishing Utopia...." July 2016
Dezeen: "Designers Reinterpret Shaker Artifacts..." May 2016
Fast Company: "A 300-year old Religious Sect...." May 2016
Core77: "Behind "Furnishing Utopia," May 2016
New York Times: The Cabin Porn Commune, September 2015
Vogue Online: Cabin Fever, November 2014
Free & Easy Magazine: Outdoor Dad Style Feature, October 2014
Condé Nast Traveler: Camping Essentials, May 2014
ERR (Estonian National News): Foreigners Learn To Build A Smoke Sauna, April 2014
T Magazine: Revving Up, September 2011
GRANTS & AWARDS
Inaugural Rabbit Island Design Resident, with Anthony Zollo, July 2016
Kolding Design University Camp & Conference - Kolding, Denmark, 2012
H. Allen Brooks Traveling Fellowship (for study of foreign architecture) - Around Europe, 2008
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