Great Designers: Tom Dixon

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It's time to meet another great contemporary designer: Tom Dixon. What you probably didn't yet know about this talented man is that he was knighted by the British queen for his service to British design! Tom Dixon was actually born in Tunisa, having an English father and a mother that was part Latvian and part French. I like that he tought himself how to weld (he dropped out of art school). Dixon was very important in igniting a new spark for the brand Habitat in the nineties -- where he was Head of Design from 1998 and eventually Creative Director until 2008. His work is on show in several important museums across the globe; like the London-based Victoria and Albert Museum, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and of course the MoMa in New York. 

He is mostly known for his simple designs with gold and copper tones. I'm a monochromatic kind of person but for these designs I will gladly make an exception :) I think the designs work really well in bright and white apartments, as eye-catchers. My favourite design from Dixon is the black 'Jack' object -- although I wouldn't mind hanging one of his black and gold Beat lights above my dinner table ;) What's your favourite?

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