Wednesday, May 5, 2010

S Chair

The S Chair - Tom Dixon

Born 1959 in Sfax, Tunisia; he grew up in Great Britain from the age of 4 years on.
As an autodidact he got into the design business.
When he was 20 years old,
he organised events on the 'favolous' English party scene before creating his first objects at the age of 25, becoming one of the most talked-about
avant-garde designers.
In 1991 he founded his own studio 'space' and launched 'eurolounge', a series of
multifunctional furnishing items. In this period he conceived numerous exhibitions on
'creative recycling' and experiments with unusual materials.
He designed objects and interiors for Terence Conran, Jean Paul Gaultier, Romeo Gigli,
Ralph Lauren and Vivienne Westwood.
more known are his design products for Cappellini, Criade, Inflate,and SCP.
his work is part of the collection of world's leading museums as the Boston Museum
of Fine Art, the London Design Museum, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Moma in New
York, the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, the Victorian & Albert Museum and the Vitra
museum in Basle.
Tom Dixon has held lessons at the Royal College of Art, Kingston Polytechnic and
Plymouth University.
in 1998 he was appointed 'head of design' at the British furnishing house 'habitat'.

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