Born in Manchester in 1972, Tom Kirk studied at Middlesex University and Camberwell School of Art, graduating with a first degree in Silversmithing and Metalworking in 1994.
In 1997, Tom was awarded a Crafts Council grant and established his studio, designing and producing one-off and batch produced lights. Several of these early designs are still in production today.
In September 1997, Tom exhibited for the first time at 100% Design in London, the first of many shows worldwide including Decorative Arts at Sothebys, Collect at the V&A, the ICFF in New York, the Crafts Council and Maison et Objet, Paris.
Tom Kirk's work has been featured widely in the international design press and has been included in publications such as Designing in the 21st Century and 1000 Lights, both written by Charlotte and Peter Fiell and published by Taschen.