ABOUT
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. 


EDUCATION
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
Pro Tem Instructor, University of Oregon Product Design, 2016-
Designer & Teacher, Prairie Mountain Folk School, 2017-
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 Wood Shop - Hanover, New Hampshire, 2007-2008
Apprentice - Jay White Cloud, master timber framer - Thetford Hill, Vermont, 2007


SPECIAL PROJECTS
Participant, Furnishing Utopia, shown by Design Within Reach, May 2018
Participant, Furnishing Utopia, shown at Design Within Reach Soho & Stockholm Design Fair, May 2017
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)


PRESS
Dezeen: "Shaker-style Tools for Household Chores..." October 2018
NY Magazine: "The Best Artisan-Made Brooms," September 2018
UO College of Design: "Students Prepare the Feast..." June 2018
UO College of Design: "Barberini Tapestries Inspire Bench Exhibition," April 2018
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 

CONTACT
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thbonamici (at) gmail

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