Tag: united kingdom

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

Took a walk along the Southbank and the subject of the day is St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge.

St Paul’s Cathedral, a busy and working church¬†has got to be one of the most visited tourist attraction in London. However, many may not know that the current structure is the fourth version, built between 1675 and 1710 as it’s predecessor was burnt down in the Great Fire of London.

st paul's 1

st paul's 2

railing

The Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian only steel suspension bridge crossing the River Thames. This bridge was nicknamed ‘Wobbly Bridge’ as when it first opened in 2000, participants in a special opening event felt an unexpected swaying motion. This caused the bridge to be closed for 2 years for modifications and it reopened again in 2002, non wobbly this time!!! :D Hurray to that!!!

running man

millenium bridge

by sylviaspy

The London Eye… eyesore or beauty??? ;D

London Eye 1

London Eye 2

by sylviaspy