Thomas Hucker is one of only a handful of designers who also fabricates his elegant and detailed pieces. Concentrating mainly on furniture and objects d'art, he practices his design and fabrication in his studio in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Trained by a fifth generation German cabinetmaker, Leonard Hilgner, Thomas learned about composition and fabrication techniques. Traditional European and Asian furniture such as Beidermeir and Ming Dynasty were the highlights of his studies. He then attended PIA (Program in Artisanry) at Boston University where he met his mentor Jere Osgood. Osgood's works rooted in Scandanavian aesthetics and Thomas' participation in Japanese tea ceremony led to a unique fusion and interpretation of influences. Following his training at the PIA, he designed and produced furniture that realized that interpretation.
Thomas later returned to school at the Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. The Academy’s program focused on developing concepts as a means of generating design. The decade following the Domus Academy, his body of work was mostly based on innovative concepts. Currently, Thomas is focusing on the contextual relationship of his designs and their surroundings. A piece of furniture's composition, proportions, and finishes must relate to its surroundings. Furniture does not exist alone.
Thomas Hucker’s accomplishments include exhibitions of his work with various galleries and museums, and lectures in the USA and Japan. He has also been a recipient of several awards, grants and fellowships for design excellence.