Tom Dixon is a British designer who started a career in manufacturing, designing and selling artifacts 30 years ago after a few moments in the music business and in the graphic arts. As an untutored amateur, he still has a tendency to make things up as he goes along and has a broad range of interests beyond product design.
Having decided to rethink the relationship of the product designer with the production, development and communication of his ideas, in 2002 he created an eponymous company to act as a platform for the output of his multitude of chaotic ideas.
In 2002, the Tom Dixon brand was founded in London. The interior design division was established as Design Research Studio (DRS) to deliver high-concept interiors, architectural design and large-scale installations under the creative direction of TomDixon.
International exhibitions followed, and as a result Tom was courted by progressive Italian luxury furnishing manufacturers. Several products were put into mass production and gained a broader recognition, culminating in products attaining positions in the permanent collections of the Museum of ModernArt, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Design Museum and many more.