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Product: Dixonary
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Designer: Tom Dixon

Dixonary: Illuminations, revelations and post-rationalizations from a chaotic mind [Hardcover]
Tom Dixon (Author)

Dixonary is the first comprehensive book on one of Britains best known and most highly regarded product designers, in his own words and with a wealth of illustrations showing the inspiration behind each work he has produced in almost 30 years of design. Self-taught and a child of the punk era, Dixon (born 1959) founded his own studio in 1991 and became Head of Design at Habitat in 1998 before reestablishing his own brand, Tom Dixon a lighting and furniture design and manufacturing company in 2002. He has also been Creative Director at Artek, the Finnish furniture company founded by Alvar and Aino Aalto. Dixons artistic career began when he discovered the pleasures of welding while repairing damaged motorcycle frames; he went on to specialize in welded salvage furniture and became known as a designer when his S-Chair was manufactured by Guido Cappellini in 1991. Dixons previous books include Rethink (2002), an analysis of each room in the modern home, and The Interior World of Tom Dixon (2008), a book of ideas and observations on design, materials and style. Dixonary is the first complete monograph of this British innovator.

Tom Dixon (b. 1959) founded his studio in the 1980s following his discovery of the pleasures of welding while repairing damaged motorcycle frames. He is now one of Britain s leading masters of design, having also produced accessible, high quality objects as Head of Design at Habitat from 1998 to 2008 in addition to his role as Creative Director at Artek, the Finnish furniture company founded by Alvar and Aino Aalto. His current practice, the Tom Dixon brand a lighting and furniture design and manufacturing brand was established in 2002.
Dixon s previous books on design subjects include Rethink (2002), an analysis of each room in the modern home, The Interior World of Tom Dixon (2008), a book of ideas and observations on design, materials and style, and Industry (2011), in which Dixon discusses the changing landscape of industrial manufacture and retail. Dixonary is the first monograph on the work of this great innovator.




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