Tuesday, 25 May 2010

IDC Designer of the Week: Tom Dixon

The talented Mr. Dixon
Tom Dixon, curator, manufacturer, concept developer and icon. The British designer was actually born in Tunisia but moved to the United Kingdom at the age of four. He began designing furniture in his early 20s when, after being injured in a motorcycle accident, he used his welding skills learned while repairing his motorcycle to create a variety of objects - including the S-Bend chair, that was discovered later by Italian furniture maker Cappellini. The S-Bend chair has been manufactured since 1992 together with his Kitchen Chair, the Bird chaise longue, and the Bird 2 chair.
He is also known for giving away hundreds of lights to the British public from Trafalgar Square in 2007. Items of his work form part of the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Design Museum in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Moma in New York, the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Vitra Museum, Basle, Switzerland.

For more information, visit www.tomdixon.net

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