Tom Dixon was born on 21 May 1959 in Sfax, Tunisia to a French/Latvian mother and an English father. He is a self-taught British designer, best known as the Creative Director of the eponymous brand 'Tom Dixon', which specializes in the design of lighting, furniture and accessories. Dixon's work is known for its bold and innovative use of materials and forms, as well as its eclectic mix of influences from around the world.
He moved to England at the age of four and spent his school years in London. He dropped out of Chelsea School of Art to play bass in the band Funkapolitan, before teaching himself welding and going on to produce furniture. Dixon's early designs were often made from salvaged materials and were characterized by their raw and industrial aesthetic. He quickly gained a reputation for his bold and original work, and in 1989 more...
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