TOMO is a design studio whose goal is to create home goods that spark delight. Founded in 2020 by Pittsburgh-based designer Reggie Raye, TOMO specializes in the design and manufacture of museum-quality, made-to-order products. My work is motivated by three principles.
I begin the design process by evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of similar products throughout history. Design thinking then informs the creation of prototypes that are repeatedly user tested. Product comfort, durability, and ease of use are always top of mind.
Each of my products is designed as part of the fine 3D printing tradition that TOMO has pioneered. Beyond enabling a 'prototype until perfect' approach, 3D printing allows for the creation of textures and forms that are impossible to create through other means.
TOMO pieces take advantage of the latest developments in 3D printing, such as compliant mechanisms, metamaterials, and auxetics. My work is likewise informed by an appreciation for the fine arts tradition, spanning from antiquity to the present day.
For those who wonder how all these principles can be embodied in one product, I document my build process in an ongoing miniseries, The Outrageous Making Of.
To take advantage of these capabilities for your own project, we encourage you to reach out.