Tom Dixon

Well known as a highly original British furniture designer capable of combining fantasy and utility, Tom Dixon injected a freshness into the Habitat chain of stores following his appointment as its art director in 1998. With a background in nightclub design in the early 1980s, he first emerged as a designer with a post-industrial outlook, his work taking on a strongly sculptural feel in its adoption of ready-made industrial objects or scrap that were welded together in the fabrication of furniture and fittings.