Self-taught British designer Tom Dixon is a specialist in lighting, furniture and accessories and Creative Designer of the Tom Dixon brand. Known all around the world, Dixon was born in Tunisia in 1959, grew up in London and as an art school drop-out with no technical training taught himself how to become a designer in the early 1980’s after discovering welding whilst trying to repair his motorbike.
Tom Dixon as a brand was established in 2002 with a commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry. In 2007 Dixon launched Design Research Studio, an interior and architectural design studio.
The brand is inspired by the british nation’s unique heritage and produces extraordinary objects for everyday use.
Some of Tom’s masterpieces have been acquired by several museums across the globe including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of Modern Art New York and Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris.
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Royal Academy London
The Tom Dixon brand includes an Interior Design subsidiary, Design Research Studio, which designed the Shoreditch House for the Soho House Group and the Joseph flagship store on Old Bond street, a restaurant at The Royal Academy, London, a Tazmania Ballroom, a pool bar in the Central district of Hong Kong, The Tom Dixon Sandwich cafe at Harrods in London, and Jamie Oliver’s new restaurant, Barbecoa. Most recently Design Research Studio won their first-ever hotel project, redesigning the iconic Thames-side Sea Containers House in collaboration with the U.S. hotel giant Morgan’s Hotel Group – Mondrian Hotel London.
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