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Tom Dixon

1959—
 

Tom Dixon, OBE (born 1959, Sfax, Tunisia) is a self-taught Tunisian designer specialised in welded salvage furniture. He moved to Great Britain at the age of 4.Dixon has been head of design for the Habitat chain of furniture stores (1997), and of the Finnish furniture manufacturer Artek.[2] His artistic career began when he discovered pleasure in welding while repairing damaged motorcycle frames.

Dixon became known as a designer when his S-Chair was manufactured by Giulio Cappellini. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University (2004),[5] and was awarded an OBE for services to British Design in 2000.


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