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Tom’s Drag® Collection
A stand-alone world of figures and shapes
Witty, whimsical, weird – spanning all the colors of the rainbow, Tom’s Drags are unique and stylishly designed objects for the home. They are matchless but of course they have their roots, too. Their designer, Tom Hoffmann (1956-2012) traveled often and loved it. In his work we find influences from European and American pop art. They are reminiscent of Yellow Submarine, and also of the ornamentation in European, African and Asian popular culture. Tom combined these in his very own unique way, thus creating a lusty frenzy of colors and joys of life. His work is “original” in the truest sense of the word!
A manifesto of colors and zest for life
As with every great idea, there is a story behind the Drags, too. It began after the terrible terrorist attacks of 9-11 when a deep fear covered people like an icy blanket. Tom Hoffmann created his first drags without any commercial intention. They were personal gifts, created as individual pieces with his love for details. These tokens traded sadness and anger for humor and joy. Those who received these unique gifts responded with appreciation and enthusiasm: “You´ve got to make more out of this!” And so it came to pass.
People, animals, decorative items
Waiters, angels, alligators – nothing is off limits. The light-hearted charm of Tom’s Drag infuses anything and everything with tireless, playful and inexhaustible creativity. Roles and clichés are reinterpreted in surprising ways, often turned completely upside down.
All creations are made and reproduced by hand.