Established in 2002, Tom Dixon is a British product design brand. With a commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry, the brand is inspired by the nation’s unique heritage and produces extraordinary objects for everyday use.
Born in Sfax, Tunisia in 1959, Tom Dixon was brought to England as a toddler and grew up in London. After dropping out of art school in 1980, he played bass guitar in the band Funkapolitan and organised warehouse parties, before teaching himself welding. Dixon’s D-I-Y approach to design matched the post-punk mood of the early 1980s. Having made his name by making and selling limited editions of his welded furniture – chairs such as the S Chair and Pylon Chair – he tried his hand at retailing, by opening a shop, Space, to sell his products, then manufacturing through the company Eurolounge which produced his work and that of other designers, like Michael Young.