tom Dixon

tom Dixon

tom Dixon

tom Dixon

tom Dixon he is a designer who has made of his golden rule creation, understood in every conceivable form; lover of the inventive phase of each project, the British artist manages to masterfully overcome the boundaries between product and its marketing, between artifact and brand; a lover of experimentation in various application fields, Dixon approaches at first to dynamic metal processing, subsequently to the plastic materials, which become his international signature.

The Tunisian artist was born in Sfax the 21 May 1959. His career started with the first jobs from self-taught, which develop around the use of materials decontextualized from their environment and reinterpreted in an atmosphere different from the rules of everyday life. The first formal successes take the form of participation in the Anglo-Saxon current called "New British Sculptures“, With which Dixon shares the conscious use of industrial metal waste. It is only in 1985 that the designer reaches his artistic pinnacle: discovered by Giulio Cappellini, matures its fruitful experimentation and concretizes the project of the iconic S-Chair, currently part of the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York.

The need to work with plastic materials and better suited to the strong dynamic charge of his projects, brings Dixon to the foundation of Eurolounge brand, in the 1994; in the same year he designed Jack, the well-known lamp that anticipates the counter-current trends that would have made the artist one "anarchist" designer, able to decompose, shape and rotate any aesthetic project at will.

Dixon becomes the promoter of an innovative style, which is characterized by a search for originality and mystery in the banality of normal and everyday objects; a passionate discovery of beauty, able to capture the most enigmatic aspects of production on an industrial scale. His goal? Break down and model, recompose and fantasize new projects. Dixon founded the brand in the 2002 Tom Dixon Ltd and begins to produce furnishing accessories related to lighting and to the recall of experiments on waste materials. A tribute to his expressive roots, which brings the artist to the publication in the 2013 of volume "Dixionary", a passionate collection of a man who dedicated his life not to the creation of design objects, but to the creation of the design itself.


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