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.

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New in stock | Tom Dixon

We’ve been working with Tom Dixon for sometime now and we just can’t get enough of it.

The raw and industrial nature of many of his products really add a nice layer of texture to our contemporary settings.

New candelabras: Spin Floor and Crown
New lighting: Pipe, Lean and Pressed Glass
New accessories: Beat Vessels

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View the Tom Dixon Catalogue here