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Designer Talk: Tom Dixon

Tunisian born Designer Tom Dixon moved to England in 1963 with his parents when Tom was just 4 years old. After living in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire the family finally settled in London.

Tom Dixon at his shop in Portobello Dock

As a self-taught designer/ maker Tom Dixon began an interest in sculpting and design when attending Holland Park Comprehensive in West London. Whilst attending this very school Tom showed a strong attentiveness in life drawing and pottery classes.

But before Tom Dixon as we know him today took form in designing furniture, he spent his days as a professional bass guitarist in a band known as Funkapolitan who featured on Top Of The Pops. Tom also worked as a night club promoter and warehouse party organiser.

While fixing his motorbike Tom began to master the art of welding and in 1983 started to create welded furniture. One outcome from these designs was the original Tom Dixon design, The ‘S’ chair and in 1985 Italian designer Cappellini put this chair along with the ‘Bird Lounger’ into production.


Ever since this these first original designs went to production Tom Dixon has gone on to launch his very own self titled brand. Just a couple of achievements Tom Dixon can put his name to include becoming the head of UK Design at the Habitat retail chain as well as receiving an OBE for his contributions to design.

The reason that we at Barkham Office Furniture are currently enthralled in his work, is that we recently took stock off 6 Tom Dixon ‘Tall Chairs’ along with an exceptional round glass top table that sits on a wide chrome base, exquisite.

This sensational set of furniture is stunning! The Tall Chairs began production in 2006 and feature the iconic high back upholstered seat that sit on brushed black lacquered real oak legs!

We currently have all 6 of these Tall Chairs AND this amazing round glass top table with a wide chrome base listed for just £3,000!


Click here to view more information and images on this table and chair set.


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