Tom Stepp lives and works in Helsingør, Denmark. He graduated as an architect at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine arts in 1980. Working with a number of Scandinavian and international companies he has become known for his practical approach to design. As a carpenter and building technician he has useful knowledge about the forces at work in a construction. Nonetheless, he deliberately chooses not to construct his own models.
“I don’t want my limitations as a craftsman to determine what I can make. If I can’t plane a piece of wood, it shouldn’t stop me using planed wood,” he says.Examples of Stepps earlier work include the Passage sofa for Swedese, the Prime Time Easy Chair for Fredericia Furniture, and the Fez lamp for Design by Frandsen.