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Tom Dixon-Interior Design Projects

Tom Dixon: The Self-Taught Designer

Tom Dixon-Interior Design Projects

Tom Dixon was born in Tunisia in 1959, after moving to London. But contrary to what many people imagine, Dixon is not graduated in Design. He went to Chelsea Art School for a short period of 6 months, but after a motorcycle accident he did not continue the course.

That was when Dixon decided to venture into other forms of expression. In 1981 he decided to play bass in a band and also to learn how to weld objects by himself. He spent 2 years as a musician until another motorcycle accident interrupted his plans again.

Tom Dixon Pylon Chair

How Tom Dixon became a desinger…

Self-taught, the designer took advantage of his knowledge in welding objects and began to explore your decorative and structural potential of recycled materials and industrial scrap. Connecting different aspects and projections of environments.

Tom Dixon-Design Projects

Plane Chandelier

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It was a period in which Dixon started working in his own workshop. Each new object that the designer created evolved naturally without the need for technical drawings. Tom Dixon’s favorite materials during this period were grills, gauges used in construction, tubes used to build automobiles and pots.

When Tom Dixon became famous…

Tom Dixon-Design Projects

Tank Copper Water

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When Dixon’s international reputation grew, he was contacted by the renowned Italian furniture design company Cappellini, at the end of the 80’s. So was in this company that the deisgner created the famous “S” chair. In 1989, this chair quickly became an icon with its sculptural form and the absence of a traditional structure. 

Tom Dixon- Design Projects

Pylon Dining Table

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Currently, the S chair is on display as a permanent piece at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Tom Dixon participated in several other projects with Cappellini, including the long Bird chaise and Pylon table and chair.

Tom Dixon-Design Projects

Micro Wing Armchair

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About his projects, they have pure forms, with carefully chosen materials and fine finishing. Tom Dixon says he likes to do things that are relatively simple and have longevity. Currently, the designer works with four major releases per year, in addition to conducting interior design projects.

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