Tom Dixon’s new collection has been described as a straightforward and uncomplicated approach typical of many modern British designers. This goes back into history as well from the creativity of Medieval manufacture to the influential growth of Victorian engineering. The industrial strength and longevity of furniture created by the descendants of previous British entrepreneurial generations has led to a mixture of no-nonsense robustness with the added spark of innovation.
Tom first gained attention in the design world during the 1980’s and was tagged as “the talented untrained designer with a line in welded salvage furniture”. His career progressed from there and in 1998 he was appointed head of design by the UK furniture store Habitat.
As he says about his own work and especially his new collection, ‘Heavy Metal Revival‘, it has a “longevity and an honesty that speaks for itself”.