One of my favourite lamps … Cooper… impossible not to include in this series the creator, Tom Dixon.

cooper, tom dixon

 

Tunisian by birth but moved to Britain very small, this designer of 56 years has given us incredible pieces of lighting, furniture and accessories that are available (many of them)
through his own firm, or authorized stores, to be found in the  locator on his website.

S chair, tom dixon

 

Above…Chair S … designed to Capellini. As he  explained, the initial inspiration for this chair was a drawing of a chicken … luckily for everyone, after much work and modifications, the result has little to do with that initial idea.

tom dixon

 

“Unhindered by commercial concerns (I had my night job,) or formal training, I made things just for the pleasure of making them. It was only when people started to buy that I realised I had hit on a form of alchemy… I could turn a pile of scrap metal into gold.”

jack, tom dixon

Lamp Jack 

Some pieces of their collections have been acquired by museums such as  Victoria & Albert,  MoMA and Centro Pompidou.

tom dixon

Awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire, awarded a knighthood in recognition of his services to British design) in 2001, he was also named Designer of the year by Maison & Objet in 2014.