Tunesia-born and London-trained, Tom Dixon is a spirited manager, craftsman, and inventor all rolled into one. Dixon dropped out of the Chelsea School of Art to play bass in the band Funkapolitan before teaching himself welding. He rose to prominence with a line in welded salvage furniture, and has designed for powerhouse Italian brands like Cappellini while serving as both head of design and creative director of Habitat.
Dixon is well known for his trellis work and plastic objects, but has also left his mark with some interesting urban projects. His earlier works have been acquired by the Victoria & Albert, as well as museums in New York, Boston, Paris & Tokyo.
Dixon was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 2001, and was named A&W Architektur and Wohnen’s Designer of the Year in 2008.