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Tom Dixon interview: how to light your home

Tom Dixon interview: how to light your home

British designer Tom Dixon has become a global mega-brand. Having started his brand 20 years ago, he is famous for creating interiors for private members clubs like Shoreditch House, and hotels like Sea Containers, and for making  a raft of modern classic products like the Copper Ball pendant light. 

He began his career as somewhat of a punk of the modern interior design world, creating pieces in a studio alongside the now-world-renowned architect Thomas Heatherwick. His work got put into production by Cappellini, and then he became the Creative Director of the much-loved British brand Habitat. More recently, he opened a flagship store and restaurant as the jewel of the crown in London’s Coal Drops Yard, and as is credited with putting King’s Cross on the design map.

Every time I speak to Tom, I’m struck by how much thought he puts into every piece, every room, that he creates. He is continually concerned with whether his creations will answer specific problems we face today. Last week, I visited his latest show at Salone del Mobile, and was met with a reinvention of some his classic products, now in sustainable materials, in a palazzo as grand as his light fittings. 

(Image credit: Tom Dixon)

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