The one who embodies adventure and space explorations, at home; Tom Dixon, The Interior Design Genie-ous.
Tom Dixon, an epitome of fearlessness, unfathomable creativity and brilliant aesthetics, is a self-made star of the design world.
Known for his masterpieces and expertise in seminal designs, Dixon’s life journey is a masterpiece in itself.
Like many bright global names, Dixon ventured out of the conventional academic road, dropping out of Chelsea School of Art, because “I spent six months at Chelsea School of Art, which didn’t agree with me at all.” Dixon responded to his inclination to joining a band, called Funkapolitan band.
When it comes to learning, even the sky is not the limit. Dixon began self-learning welding and producing furniture.
Dixon’s momentum is unstoppable. He gained international prominence in the 1980s, approached and created the iconic ‘S’ chair for an Italian furniture design firm called, Cappellini.
In the following decade, his popularity plunged to its peak. He established a Creative Think Tank for young designers and himself.
Dixon knew how to add value to anything and for anyone, he worked with. When he joined ‘Habitat,’ a UK Design Studio, Dixon rejuvenated the brand as he would to a piece of furniture. Dixon’s compass is the roots. He retained the essence of Terence Conran’s dreams and desire to curate a dramatic and customized retail experience. The Head of Design soon became Creative Director.
Dixon’s insatiable appetite propelled him to forge private and institutional collaborations, attracting acclaimed appreciation. The King of Decor Design was crowned by Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II in 2001, with the prestigious Order of the British Empire.
Dixon’s footsteps are imprinted in global eminent museums such as, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the MoMa in New York and Tokyo, and the Centre Pompidou.
He excelled at everything he set his mind to. His success is rooted in his mindset; to let go of what doesn’t appeal to his heart, listening intently to his intuitions and jumping into the unknown expanse of learning.
“Honestly, I can’t remember ever holding an ambition to be a designer. It just slowly came over me as I rejected notions of being an artist or a craftsman. Even today I prefer the idea of being an industrialist,” Tom Dixon.