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.
From the time in his workshop and 30 years forward, exploring materials has been a common theme.
In 2010, Tom Dixon started a project in the Bahamas, growing underwater furniture. It’s a half-conceptual, half-sustainability project. Tom discovered a 1970’s scientist who tried to grow artificial coral to make cities that floated underwater. It never worked, but Tom transferred the idea into an underwater furniture farm.
The Melt series is also a result of Tom Dixon exploring materials; the fascination with the high-tech process of vacuum metallization commonly used in sunglasses.
AND DISCO BALLS
One of the most identifiable Tom Dixon products, inspired by the famous space helmet, and by disco balls. Mirror Ball is lightweight yet robust and reflects its environment, projecting downward ambient light.