Dixonary: Illustrations, Explanations and Post-rationalisations from the Chaotic Mind of Tom Dixon
"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.