We pay homage to London-based designer Tom Dixon’s most influential pieces.

The Detail pages inside our 47th issue of est magazine put a lens on five famed designers and the products they’re known for. Globally renowned lighting, furniture and accessories designer Tom Dixon was part of this lineup, who last year celebrated 20 years of pioneering design. Considered a “restless innovator” by his peers, always engaging with new materials and ways of making, Tom’s collections continue to inspire and shift the design world.  

This feature originally appeared in The Detail pages of est magazine issue 47: Creative State of Mind (pp. 202-213).

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Tom Dixon Stone Led Wall light

Lights like the Stone Led wall light are a contrast to the eccentric pendant lights that Tom is known for. The light is underpinned by a simple, elegant form, expressed through tactile marble and smooth brass. 

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Tom Dixon Swirl Tables

The Swirl tables are made by mixing recycled marble residue with pigment and resin to create blocks of ‘swirl’ material. These blocks are then sawn, sliced and configured into unique, multi-dimensional sculptures.

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Tom Dixon Baby Fat Model Armchair

Tom lived many ‘design lives’ before launching his studio in 2002. He designed the Baby Fat Model armchair in 1990 for eminent Italian brand Cappellini.

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Tom Dixon Mass Coat Stand

Tom began his career in the 80s welding salvaged steel into radical furniture, which informs much of his work today. This sculptural coat stand is made from brass-clad wood.

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Tom Dixon Fat Chair Series

Tom’s Fat chair series, which includes a dining chair (pictured), armchair and bar stool, embodies his belief that upholstery should be fat – it should be comfortable. The chairs’ rounded backrests, made from moulded foam, are designed to hug the body.

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