When thinking of brilliant interior designers of this century, British designer Tom Dixon must absolutely be mentioned. Not only is he a self-taught designer, but he is now also the successful Creative Director of the lighting company “Tom Dixon” and continues to create new art pieces each year that guides the evolution of interior design.
Tom Dixon: a short introduction
Born in 1959 in Tunisia, Tom Dixon followed his parents and moved to England at the age of 4. He taught himself the art of welding to then start creating furniture from old salvaged furniture. He rose to recognition with this initial style of welded furniture and by the late 1980s, he found himself working for Cappellini, a renown Italian furniture company for whom he designed the iconic ‘S’ chair. In 1998, he was appointed Head of Design by Habitat (the owner of IKEA) then became Creative Director. During his stay in Habitat, Dixon got the opportunity to work alongside young designers and legends in the designing world such as Verner Panton.
Tom Dixon was awarded OBE by the Queen of England for his outstanding contributions to the arts. Till this day, his works are displayed and sold across the world. Tom Dixon shops are open across the world in major cities such as London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and New York. Each year, the company releases new collections ranging from lighting to home accessories.
Tom Dixon’s Beat collection
One of Dixon’s earlier collection, the Beat Collection of ceiling lights is arguably his most well known. Inspired by the water vessels used in Northern India, Tom re-created them into various shapes of ceiling lights to create the perfect symmetrical pendants.
The Wide Shade pendant is stunning in its simplicity. The swooping curves and angles shaping this incredibly modern ceiling pendant light give it an air of dynamism. With the absence of any embellishments to distract from the elemental design, this shade is the perfect minimalist ceiling light for a contemporary home.
The most narrow and angular of this collection, this black matte steel pendant is shaped into a cone, perfect for any accent lighting in your home. The honey gold inner part of this ceiling lamp was designed for optimal light reflection and will cast a warm light wherever this lamp is installed.
Made from a black colored matte steel, this Mid-century modern lamp is as stylish as it is contemporary. Practical and elegant, the smooth curves that form the lampshade is the epitome of minimalism and utilitarianism. There is no clutter of decorations, only bare, elemental lines that will give your house a refreshing sense of innovation.