Born in Tunisia, Tom Dixon moved to England in 1963. His restless and rebellious nature led him to abandon his studies at the Chelsea School of Art so that he could explore his own creativity and a personal means of expression using recycled materials. In those years, he opened the laboratory “Space”: a think tank, an independent open space where artists and designers could collaborate together and influence each other creatively and design-wise.
It was during this fertile period that Tom Dixon began collaborating with Cappellini, for whom he created the iconic S-Chair. In the 1990s, “Space” was transformed into a full-fledged design studio: Dixon became recognized as a top-level designer and his name started spreading rapidly amongst internationally acclaimed brands.
His commercial success led to his nomination as Head of Design at Habitat, in 1998, where he became Creative Director.
In the meantime, he also worked on private and institutional collaborations, dedicating himself to a number of noteworthy projects and creating a series of pieces that are destined to remain unparalleled in terms of popularity and appreciation.
In 2000, Dixon received the prestigious Order of the British Empire, awarded by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Dixon’s works are included in the permanent collections of the most important museums, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the MoMa in New York and Tokyo, and the Centre Pompidou.