It was almost by coincidence that Tom Dixon found out, he had a special talent for designing. After a motorcycle accident in the beginning of the 80’s,
Dixon taught to weld when he had to repair his motorcycle. As a self-taught designer Tom Dixon has worked for Habitat and Artek. In 2002,
he established the design company, Tom Dixon.
Tom is a restless innovator who works mainly in lighting, accessories and furniture. From his departure point in the early eighties welding salvaged steel into radical furniture, he has constantly reinvented himself through a series of different design lives – working with luxury Italian goods with Cappellini, Creative Director at Habitat and Artek, creating Plastics company Eurolounge and finally instigating his own eponymous brand in 2002 to rethink the product designer’s relationship with industry.
The latest chapter of Tom’s design journey began in 2002 when he left corporate life to create his own eponymous brand as a platform for a series of new adventures in the design of products and interiors.
15 years on, Tom Dixon is now a widely celebrated global force in interior design with our own hubs in New York, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and Tokyo. The 600 products range from lighting to furniture, from tableware through to fragrance and are distributed in over 65 countries; they are instantly recognisable for their sculptural qualities and engineered materiality.
Tom Dixon’s interior architecture facility, Design Research Studio, conceives the interiors and exteriors of tomorrow. Rich in narrative, they nurture a fast-growing international portfolio that ranges from hospitality and retail to co–working spaces and monumental complexes.
THE SUPER TEXTURE
After years of shiny metallics Tom Dixon finally went a little bit soft. SUPER TEXTURE is the brand’s first foray into weaving, sewing and embellishing where they look at extreme textures of velvets, boucles and knits. The collection is designed to be stacked and combined, and Tom Dixon like to think of textiles as a playground for tactility and a big canvas for colour. They have scoured the globe to source materials of uncompromising quality.