Tom Dixon

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Tom Dixon Established in 2002, Tom Dixon is a British design and manufacturing company of lighting and furniture, with a commitment to innovation and a mission to revive... FULL STORY>>
Established by Tom Dixon in 2002 in the UK
Commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British design
Makers of Wingback Chair Copper, Beat, Etch and Void Lighting Collections

Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon (born 1959) is a British designer specialising mainly in furniture. He was born in Sfax, Tunisia and moved to the United Kingdom at the age of four. Without formal training, he began designing furniture in his early 20s when after being injured in a motorcycle accident he used his welding skills learned while repairing his motorcycle to create a variety of objects including the S-Bend chair. The S-bend chair was discovered later by Italian furniture maker Cappellini, which has been manufactured by Capellini since 1992 together with his Kitchen Chair, the Bird chaise longue, and the Bird 2 chair. Dixon is Creative Director to the Tom Dixon and Artek furniture design company and the interior design company Design Research Studio, all part of Design Research Ltd. He also engages in many design-focused speaking events and charity events around the globe and has taught at the Royal College of Art, Kingston Polytechnic and Plymouth University. He was appointed head of design for Habitat in 1998, he reissued objects by such designers as Verner Panton, Ettore Sottsass and Robin Da and commissioned new designs by Roman and Erwan Bourollec, Ineke Hans and Marc Newson.



Tom Dixon
Established in 2002, Tom Dixon is a British design and manufacturing company of lighting and furniture, with a commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry.Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon (born 1959) is a British designer specialising mainly in furniture. He was born in Sfax, Tunisia and moved to the United Kingdom at the age of four. Without formal training, he began designing furniture in his early 20s when after being injured in a motorcycle accident he used his welding skills learned while repairing his motorcycle to create a variety of objects including the S-Bend chair. The S-bend chair was discovered later by Italian furniture maker Cappellini, which has been manufactured by Capellini since 1992 together with his Kitchen Chair, the Bird chaise longue, and the Bird 2 chair. Dixon is Creative Director to the Tom Dixon and Artek furniture design company and the interior design company Design Research Studio, all part of Design Research Ltd. He also engages in many design-focused speaking events and charity events around the globe and has taught at the Royal College of Art, Kingston Polytechnic and Plymouth University. He was appointed head of design for Habitat in 1998, he reissued objects by such designers as Verner Panton, Ettore Sottsass and Robin Da and commissioned new designs by Roman and Erwan Bourollec, Ineke Hans and Marc Newson.

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