The Tom Dixon Story
Tom Dixon was founded in 2002 with a lofty goal: to revive the British furniture industry. Even as it was founded, the company already had a sort of rebellious, inventive reputation based on the preceding career of the man himself. Dixon, a self-taught designer and welder first burst onto the scene in 1987 with his S-chair for Cappellini.Read More
Then in 1994 his creation of the stackable plastic Jack set the stage for the experimental and exciting products to come. Today, Tom Dixon launches new collections annually in no fewer than 60 countries.
Why We Love Tom Dixon
In his effort to help revitalize British industry, Dixon has taken traditional industrial processes and transformed them into a means for incredible modern lighting, home accessories and furniture. Metal is hand-spun, beaten and polished. Like car headlights or glass insulators, glass is molded and pressed into sparkling shades. By opening up the previously unexplored decorative avenues possible with industrial technologies, Tom Dixon expresses an undeniable sense of independence and, yes, industriousness.
A Fun Fact About Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon was among the first designers to use the industrial process of vacuum metallization to create lighting. Primarily used in the manufacture of auto parts, insulation, food packaging and so forth, vacuum metallization involves vaporizing a thin layer of pure metal at a very high temperature and then sucking it onto a plastic surface by applying an electrical charge. And in which products does this process truly shine?
Noteworthy Lighting From Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon first perfected the use of vacuum metallization on two products: the space helmet-inspired Mirror Ball collection in 2003, and the warm Copper Shade collection in 2005. The rustic texture of hand-beaten Indian food storage vessels inspired the line of variably shaped Beat Lights, with shimmering golden interiors and white (2011) or black (2007) exteriors.
Bold symmetry with powerful lighting to match. No matter the room, the SONNEMAN Lighting ALC Small LED Pendant casts beautiful light without dominating the ceiling space. The balanced design helps the fixture draw attention, and the smooth frame looks appealing ...
A mesmerizing statement piece, fit for an art exhibit. The Coaster E24132 LED Pendant by ET2 will bring a heightened sense of excitement to any space, boasting a spiraling steel frame that provides a complementary, artistic aesthetic to the soothing ...
It is alluring, airy, and has a punchy contrast against its flat ceiling, like a cumulonimbus cloud sweeping across the sky. The Cumulus Minor LED Pendant from Kuzco Lighting presents you with a seamless form emphasized by gentle contours and ...
The Keno LED Pendant by Besa Lighting brings an artful, beautifully textured, and handcrafted piece to interior spaces. Topped with a smooth metal cap and stem that adds a tailored touch to the simple cord suspending this pendant, this piece ...