Wednesday, December 2, 2009


British industrial designer Tom Dixon (1959 - ) started designing furniture in his early 20’s by using his welding skills learned from repairs on his motorcycle stemming from a former accident. Such design examples include his S chair, Pylon chair, and the Bird Lounge discovered and produced today by furniture maker, Cappellini. Dixon together with partner David Begg also head up Tom Dixon (the Brand), a British design and manufacturing company of lighting and furniture. "Further to his credit, Dixon is Creative Director to the Tom Dixon and Artek (created by Alvar Aalto) 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 the former creative director at Habitat United Kingdom where he reissued objects by such designers as Verner Panton, Ettore Sottsass and Robin Day and comissioned new designs by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Ineke Hans and Marc Newson". *

* Excerpt from Wikipedia

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images: (click on images to enlarge)
S chairs for Cappellini (top)
Cone light stand for Tom Dixon (2nd)
Bird Lounge for Cappellini (3rd)
Pylon chair for Cappellini (4th)
Slab table & chairs for Tom Dixon (bottom)

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