The British creative mind whose work is featured in the MoMA and V&A talks about how his multifaceted life influenced his new book, Dixionary.

 

This article titled “Tom Dixon: ‘I design for longevity, and I want something to be anti-fashion'” was written by Interview by Rachel Cooke, for The Observer on Saturday 22nd June 2013 23.04 UTC

Tom Dixon OBE is an award-winning, self-taught designer. After school in London, he played bass guitar for the band Funkapolitan, and appeared on Top of the Pops. He then ran several nightclubs. Having learned to weld, his first furniture designs were made from found objects like bits of scaffolding and old grates. In 1992, the Victoria and Albert Museum purchased his S-Chair for its permanent collection; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, followed suit. He is the former creative director of Habitat and a partner in the Dock Kitchen restaurant in Ladbroke Grove, west London. His new book is Dixonary, a collection of “illuminations, revelations and post-rationalisations from a chaotic mind”.

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