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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.

He is also known for giving away hundreds of lights to the British public from Trafalgar Square in 2007. Items of his work form part of the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Design Museum in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Moma in New York, the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Vitra Museum, Basle, Switzerland.

Dixon is Creative Director to the Tom Dixon 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 Day and commissioned new designs by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Ineke Hans and Marc Newson

by flyingbeagle

Comments ( 4 )
  • Tanya Walton says:

    Wow…this is fantastic…and a British designer to boot which makes me feel very proud…even if his roots aren’t British i am still proud….I never knew who did the lights at Trafalgar and feel a little sheepish that you know more of British history than me….but then again i will always be a country gal…I haven’t visited the capital in many years.

  • v1olet says:

    Those comets look like japanese origami.

  • ann says:

    I was thinking the same thing that violet was, that it looked like origami

  • June Zach says:

    Nice art! ;)

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