Tom Dixon – A Designer’s Profile

He’s irreverent, self-taught, and specialises in industrial interior design, Tom Dixon has been a strong character on the scene since the early 80s. Being described as “the talented, untrained designer with a line in welded salvage furniture”, he seeks to reclaim industrial, harsh materials and create beauty in the simplicity.



During his time working for Italian interior design master: Cappellini, Dixon designed the now-iconic ‘S’ chair which supports itself using the strength of the material, rather than using traditional legs. While we are now incredibly familiar with the design, at the time, this was incredibly innovative. The designer’s personality really shone through towards the end of the 1990s after designing ‘jack’, described as a “sitting, stacking, lighting thing”, which is made through rotary moulding and won multiple awards.

The designer works under a brand named after himself and the products are sold to over 65 countries world-wide.

In 2001 Dixon was appointed an OBE “for services to British design” and after moving out of their Portobello studio, the brand continues to grow and develop.


The renowned designer has helped to design a seemingly endless list of projects around the globe, including Bronte restaurant on The Strand, Metropolitan Wharf, and Le Drugstore – a bar in the heart of Paris.

Now settled in their new office space, named The Coal Space, near King’s Cross, the team say it is the new home for “Tom Dixon’s latest experiments, innovations and collaborations”.

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