by Anna Moldenhauer | 9/11/2019
Maritime flair does not always have to be a matter of blue and white stripes, as is demonstrated by the recently opened Oktopussy design restaurant on the island of Norderney.
The Coal Office,
1 Bagley Walk
N1C 4PQ London
T: +44 (0)20 3848 6100
TOM DIXON the company was started by Tom Dixon and David Begg in 2002. Since its inception, the company has developed its own collection of contemporary lighting and furniture including the acclaimed Mirror Ball Collection of lights and more recently Copper Shade. TOM DIXON designs have entered the international major league through renowned shows at major venues like the Milan Furniture Fair and the London Design Museum, where Tom Dixon is currently nominated for Designer of the Year. Tom Dixon the designer is particularly well known for his earlier designs such as the S-chair, designed for Cappellini, and the rotationally moulded Jack Lamp which gained the Millennium Mark for Great British Design in 1998. He was awarded an OBE for services to British Design in 2000.
In 2004 a partnership was established between the TOM DIXON founders and the private investment company Proventus, forming Design Research, which today owns and manages both TOM DIXON and Artek, the Finnish modernist furniture manufacturer which was established by Alvar Aalto in 1935. Additionally, Tom Dixon has also been the creative director for major furniture retailer Habitat since 1997.