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. CovetED will be showing you how to shop a look for your living room very allusive to the ones this bespoke 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 favoured 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 moulded 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
The Botti side table is designed in an attractive hourglass shape and finely produced in gold-plated brass, accented by a glossy black detail on the middle. The tabletop is round and features a pattern that resembles the growth ring of the trees. Botti is an accent piece by itself and can be a striking decorative feature for both ends of a sofa.
The Botti Side Table
With an unmistakable presence beyond its mere functional characteristics, the Skyscraper floor lamp adds a classical appeal to any setting. Delicately hand-carved mahogany with a fringe lamp’s shade, Skyscraper’s base is brilliantly finished in white lacquer with a gradual colour transition to yellow. Stunning.
Skyscraper floor lamp
Bishop and Clerk is an imposing mountain peak in Australia with a magnificent view – it inspired the Clerk armchair, a striking upholstered chair in cotton velvet and legs in high gloss lacquered. This wing chair will surely spice up any living room set or office design thanks to its exquisite presence.
Mid-century modern design has never looked so posh as the Sofia sofa. It’s two-seat, vintage shape is modernly revamped by Koket with its plush curves being cupped by a lustrous, linear metal base. A timeless classic for sure.
Drawing inspiration by the industrial visual appeal, Triptico is a versatile suspension lamp that balances the finest craftsmanship with innovative design. Composed by a set of three black pendant lights hanged by a round structure, this eclectic lighting piece presents an adjustable arrangement in a harmonious ensemble. Only for cutting-edge interiors!
Triptico suspension lamp
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