Designer Focus | Tom Dixon

A self-taught designer-maker from London England, Tom Dixon has combined the creative with the commercial throughout his career.

He fell into design by accident when he found himself with “time on his hands” while recovering from a motorcycle accident. As an art school drop-out with no technical training, he taught himself how to become a designer-maker in 1983 after discovering welding when trying to repair his motorbike.

Dixon’s D-I-Y approach to design matched the post-punk mood of the early 1980s. Having made his name – but little money – by making and selling limited editions of his welded furniture – chairs such as the S Chair and Pylon Chair(above) – he tried his hand at retailing, by opening a shop, Space, to sell his products.

Today “Tom Dixon” the company produces over 100 products reaching over 25 countries.
Here is a sneak peak at some of the new designs unveiled at this year’s Milan Fair 2010. Images taken by the lucky Inform staff members who got to attend this year’s fair.

We invite you to come visit our showroom at 50 Water St. in Gastown to view the Pipe lights, Beat lights, Pressed Glass pendants, Mirror Ball series, Spin Candelabras(below) and much more!

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– Post by Stephanie