Tom Dixon is a British design and manufacturing company of furniture and lighting. It was established in 2002 by self-taught British designer Tom Dixon.
It was in the mid-1980s when Tom Dixon rose to prominence. He was known as "The talented untrained designer with a line in welded salvage furniture". He set up Space, a shop front and creative think tank for himself and other young designers.
In the late 1980s, he worked for Cappellini, a world renowned Italian furniture design and manufacturing company, where he designed the iconic 'S' chair.
The 90s saw the progressive rise of Tom Dixon in the world of furniture design. He became a household name with his polyethylene creation Jack, a "sitting, stacking, lighting thing". He participated in a British furniture design exhibition that was dubbed as the greatest of the 20th century. During the latter part of the decade, he was appointed head of design by Habitat, where he was the public face of a collective team that rejuvenated the brand. He later became its creative director until 2008.
In 2004, Swedish based private investment company Proventus teamed up with Tom Dixon to establish a design and product development holding company, Design Research. Design Research Studio was launched in 2007, which is the interior design arm of the Design Research Group. It won its first-ever Hotel project in collaboration with Morgans Hotel Group, a US Hotel Giant. The project is a redesign of the iconic Thames-side Sea Containers House.
Eclectic by Tom Dixon, a sister brand, was established in 2012. It launched its first accessories range at Maison et Objet, Paris. A new range of accessories is launched annually and in the same venue.
Today, Tom Dixon is creative director of Tom Dixon. The company launches new collections every year at the Milan International Furniture Fair. The company's products are sold across 61 countries.
Tom Dixon Expertise
The company is known for creating unique products with innovative design and the use of excellent, honest materials. It draws inspiration from British heritage and produces extraordinary items that are representative of the nation’s heritage. This is in keeping with the company’s mission to revive the British furniture industry.
Tom Dixon also manufactures a wide range of contemporary lighting that showcases the same commitment to innovation and the ingenuity of British engineering.
Tom Dixon Products
The Pylon Dining Table is part of the New Collection that is inspired by towers, bridges and building trusses. Its stand is reminiscent of towers arranged in such a way that an entirely new structure is created. It is then topped with a smoked glass. Built lightweight with strong functional features, it looks as reliable as it is beautiful.
The Beat Collection offers a diverse range of lighting and furniture products with a unique, textured finish that are achieved by Northern Indian artisans. Each brass piece is spun and hand-beaten.
Tom Dixon has plenty other products that are intended for everyday use, but made extraordinary.