Tom Dixon | Online Talk 06.05
Tom Dixon, award-winning designer and founder of Tom Dixon Studio, interviewed by Caterina Lunghi.REGISTER NOW
May 6th 2021
5.30 PM CEST
Tom Dixon designer and founder of Tom Dixon Studio, will be the next special guest of Domus Academy talk on May 6th.
Born in Tunisia, Tom Dixon moved to England in 1963. He studied at the Chelsea School of Art so that he could explore his own creativity and a personal means of expression using recycled materials. In those years, he opened the laboratory “Space”: a think tank, an independent open space where artists and designers could collaborate together and influence each other creatively and design-wise.
Tom Dixon began collaborating with Cappellini, for whom he created the iconic S-Chair. In the 1990s, “Space” was transformed into a full-fledged design studio: Dixon became recognized as a top-level designer and his name started spreading rapidly amongst internationally acclaimed brands.
His commercial success led to his nomination as Head of Design at Habitat, in 1998, where he became Creative Director.
In the meantime, he also worked on private and institutional collaborations, dedicating himself to a number of noteworthy projects and creating a series of pieces that are destined to remain unparalleled in terms of popularity and appreciation.
In 2000, Dixon received the prestigious Order of the British Empire, awarded by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Dixon’s works are included in the permanent collections of the most important museums, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the MoMa in New York and Tokyo, and the Centre Pompidou.
The talk is part of the “Disrupting Patterns” series, multidisciplinary open lessons oriented towards innovation, design, contemporary and future themes.
The talk will be held at 5.30 PM on Thursday May 6th, 2021.
In collaboration with Resilient Communities, Italian Pavilion at the 17. International Exhibition of Architecture at La Biennale di Venezia