Tom Dixon is a British designer who is known across the world for his work, inspired by the nation’s unique heritage and produces extraordinary objects for everyday use. Join Modern Chandeliers and discover the bespoke lighting designs that this English designer has shown the world.
Born in Sfax, Tunisia in 1959, to a French/Latvian mother and an English father, Tom Dixon moved to England aged four and spent his school years in London. Attending Chelsea Art School for a brief six-month period, a motorbike accident left him in hospital for three months. He spent two years as a musician, playing bass guitar in a disco band until another motorcycle accident left him unable to play for a period.
Due to his bad luck at the time, he spent two more years in the burgeoning London night club and warehouse party scene. This left him with plenty of time in the day to start experimenting with welded structures. The newfound welding skills were soon put to work as Dixon explored the decorative and structural potential of recycled materials and industrial scrap.
Some of Dixon’s favored materials at this time included railings, concrete reinforcement bars, car inner tubing, and saucepans. It wasn’t long before Dixon’s sculptural objects began to get recognition and commissions and exhibitions followed. He adapted to this newfound demand and turned his attention to ready-made forms and technology to feed his increased interest in industrial techniques and batch production.
After a series of partnerships with international Italian brands, it would all culminate with the creation of TOM DIXON by the designer and David Begg in 2002. Since its inception, the company has developed its own collection of contemporary lighting and furniture including the acclaimed Mirror Ball Collection of lights and more recently Copper Shade. As a designer, Dixon is known for his earlier designs such as the S-chair, designed for Cappellini, and the rotationally molded Jack Lamp which gained the Millennium Mark for Great British Design in 1998. And now, CovetED will be showing you how to shop the Tom Dixon look for your home.
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Like a savage beauty, this masterpiece brings the powerful evocation of the sublime. It’s perfect to use as a single item or in harmony with more than one element in the same area. Its lush presentation gained inspiration from Alexander McQueen creations and in each leaf is forging its identity in brass and gold plated finishes, giving a set of rhythmic, luminous branches that end up with the touch of beautiful Swarovski crystals.
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