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Tom Dixon Furniture

British, b. 1959

Artistic, innovative and entrepreneurial, the self-taught creator Tom Dixon has been a contemporary design-world maverick for more than three decades. From his revolutionary art-meets-design projects of the 1980s and throughout his dynamic and influential career as a designer of furniture, housewares and interiors, the only consistent note has been change. Dixon’s chief fascination is exploring new materials and new ways of constructing things.

Dixon was restless even as a young man. He enjoyed ceramics and drawing in high school but later dropped out of the Chelsea School of Art in London. While repairing his motorcycle in 1983, Dixon learned how to weld and took to the craft. He began making what he has called semi-functional objects from scrap metal (sometime as performance art in a nightclub), then formed a furniture studio–cum–think tank called Creative Salvage. Amid the ritzy excess of the ’80s, Dixon — along with designers such as Tejo Remy and Ron Arad — forged a new, attention-getting aesthetic with furniture made from found materials.

In 1987, Dixon began working for the Italian furniture manufacturer Cappellini, which put his best-known design, the slender, sinuous S chair, into production, followed by such pieces as the Pylon chair (1992), a wire lattice that resembles electrical transmission towers. Starting in the 1990s, Dixon expanded his interests rapidly. He started a company to manufacture the stackable plastic Jack light; joined the housewares retailer Habitat as creative director; and breathed new life into Artek, the venerable Finnish maker that Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino helped cofound. Since 2002, Dixon has run his namesake company fabricating furnishings from novel materials like brass foil-clad wood and “vacuum-metalized” glass.

The hallmark of Dixon’s design is his captivation with the process of creating pieces such as chairs, tables and lighting fixtures. “A kind friend once described me as a ‘vertebrate designer,’” Dixon has said. “That means that I design from the bones outwards and am not really interested in surface.”

Classic Dixon pieces are those that exhibit the manner of their making — from his early work in welded scrap metal to the woven rattan seats and backs of his Fat chair for Cappellini. There are two ways to approach Dixon designs: as a collector, or as a decorator. The former will seek Dixon’s one-off and limited edition works and prototypes. These historical artifacts carry high prices that range from around $8,000 to $50,000 and above. Those more interested in a dynamic look will find that manufactured Dixon designs — such as his Jack lights or his Melt pendant — can be found for prices that range from about $300 to $1,000. Either way, as you will see on 1stDibs, the designs of Tom Dixon have a singular allure that makes them a noteworthy element in any room.

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Creator: Tom Dixon
Slab Chair Black
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Slab is a modern dining chair, made in Lithuania using solid wood oak. In a painted black finish, this dining chair is an honest piece of skilled woodwork that is both stackable and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lithuanian Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

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Wood

Tom Dixon Low Dark Oak Slab Side Tables, Set of 2
By Tom Dixon
Located in London, GB
Designed by Tom Dixon, one of the best known British designers of the 21st century, the Slab collection combines quality materials with a sleek aesthetic. Constructed from solid c...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

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Oak

Beat Wide Pendant Light LED by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Beat Wide is a medium-sized ceiling light in matte black and features a contrasting warm, golden interior. Made from hand spun brass sculpted by artisan craftsmen in Northern India, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Brass

Etch Large Pendant Light in Brass by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the logic of pure mathematics, the Etch range is a series of geodesic structures made of razor thin digitally etched metal sheets. The pendants feature a detailed pattern...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Brass

Melt Gold Standing Floor Chandelier
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
An extraordinary floor chandelier, featuring three melt mini shades and four melt shades in a modern gold finish. Emitting an attractive, mildly hallucinogenic light, this floor ligh...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

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Steel

Mirror Ball Small Pendant Light by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Sometimes your biggest failure could be your biggest success. The aim for Mirror Ball was to produce a completely spherical, highly mirrored object that would disappear into its surr...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

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Other

Beat Tall Pendant Light LED by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Beat Tall is a medium-sized ceiling light in matte black and features a contrasting warm, golden interior. Made from hand spun brass sculpted by artisan craftsmen in Northern India, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Brass

S-chair Hero 0191
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Born in Tom's 80's London workshop, the S chair has been re-engineered. The original three-dimensional form is now moulded in an industrial hard/soft form with a pure wool cover. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Wool, Foam

Slab Chair Black Upholstered
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Slab is a stackable chair, made in Lithuania using solid wood Oak. In a black finish, this modern dining chair is upholstered using leather to maximise its comfort.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Lithuanian Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

Spin Mini Candelabra in Cast Iron by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
An industrial-strength piece of table-top engineering designed to act as a kinetic centrepiece and produce infinite arrangements. Able to hold tea lights and taper candles with equal...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Iron

Melt Mini LED Pendant Light by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Melt is evocative of molten glass, the interior of a melting glacier or images of deep space. An imperfect, organic and naturalistic light that produces a mesmerizing hot blown glass...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

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Other

Globe Cone Floor Lamo Chrome
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
You can probably tell that we are obsessed with spherical objects. In our perpetual quest for the purest forms, Globe stands out as the most minimal of the lot. A spherical orb, high...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Plastic, Carbon Fiber

Spin Large Candelabra by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
A candelabrum with rotating arms, made from robust, honest indestructible cast iron. Five candles can be placed on its extending arms.
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Iron

Flash Rectangular Table by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
A series of sophisticated tables with an uncompromising metallic surface. Available in brass and now black, the mirrored glass top and iron base result in a table that is both sturdy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Steel

Opal Cone Floor Light by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Working with our German engineering partners, we have designed our own recipe of opalescent polycarbonate, resulting in a satisfyingly ethereal orb. We decided to remove the usual da...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Steel

Etch Small Pendant Light in Brass by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the logic of pure mathematics, the Etch range is a series of geodesic structures made of razor thin digitally etched metal sheets. The pendants feature a detailed patter...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Brass

Beat Fat Pendant Light LED by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Beat Fat is a medium-sized ceiling light in matte black and features a contrasting warm, golden interior. Made from hand spun brass sculpted by artisan craftsmen in Northern India, t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Brass

Globe Pendant Light Chrome
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
You can probably tell that we are obsessed with spherical objects. In our perpetual quest for the purest forms, Globe stands out as the most minimal of the lot. A spherical orb, high...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Steel

Banana Chair by Tom Dixon, Produced for Cappellini, 1988
By Cappellini, Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
The Banana chair by Tom Dixon Design by Tom Dixon, circa 1988 Tom Dixon, (b. 1959 England - ) Manufactured by Cappellini, Italy. Wrought iron structure, lacquered in matte black,...
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1980s Italian Vintage Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Wrought Iron

Flash Round Table by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
A set of three crisp and smartly detailed side tables. Available in brass and glossy black and topped with a mirrored glass surface, Flash are moody singular statements that can be n...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Steel

Rare Pair of 2007 George Smith Kilim Tom Dixon Wing Back Armchairs
By Tom Dixon, George Smith
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of fully restored original edition 2007 Tom Dixon George Smith wingback armchairs with Kilim upholstery RRP £18,000 I have tw...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Beech, Oak

Tom Dixon Octo Lights
By Tom Dixon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sold individually, Tom Dixon's Octo Lights manufactured by Eurolounge. Molded from polyethylene into celestial shapes, each unit is individually wired. Modular lighting system that c...
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1990s British Post-Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Plastic

Opal Large Pendant Light by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Working with our German engineering partners, we have designed our own recipe of opalescent polycarbonate, resulting in a satisfyingly ethereal orb. We decided to remove the usual da...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Steel

Slab Chair Natural Upholstered
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Slab is a stackable chair, made in Lithuania using solid wood oak. In a natural finish, this modern dining chair is upholstered using leather to maximise its comfort.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Lithuanian Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

Tom Dixon Minimal Large Blue Copper Pendant Light, Limited Edition
By Tom Dixon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tom Dixon minimal industrial blue copper large pendant light, limited edition. In high-reflective blue, copper shade takes on the weightless form of a helium-filled balloon, an unide...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Organic Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Acrylic

Tom Dixon Black Fan Dining Chair with Leather Seat Pad
By Tom Dixon
Located in Miami, FL
Black stained birch Fan dining chair with a splayed array of machined wood spindles, curved wood back and round base with black leather seat pad. Designed by Tom Dixon.
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21st Century and Contemporary Lithuanian Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Leather, Birch, Paint

Melt LED Pendant Light by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Melt is evocative of molten glass, the interior of a melting glacier or images of deep space. An imperfect, organic and naturalistic light that produces a mesmerizing hot blown glass...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Blown Glass

Melt Mini LED Surface Light by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Melt is evocative of molten glass, the interior of a melting glacier or images of deep space. An imperfect, organic and naturalistic light that produces a mesmerizing hotblown glass ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Other

Pair of George Smith "Bean" 4-Seat Sofas by Tom Dixon in Bute "Tiree" Boucle
By Tom Dixon
Located in Whalley, GB
On offer on this occasion is the rarest-of-the-rare, it being a peerless, immaculate identical pair of Tom Dixon-designed "Bean" Large 4-Seat Sofas from George Smith, dressed in a pe...
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2010s British Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Bouclé

Tom Dixon Beat Stout Pendant Light Fixture, White, Modern Lighting, UK
By Tom Dixon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tom Dixon beat stout pendant light fixture, white, modern lighting, UK. Iconic contemporary design. New in box, never installed. MSRP 1270 USD. white version of the famous original b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Organic Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Brass

Tom Dixon S-Chair with Marsh Straw Upholstery for Cappellini
By Cappellini, Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
The iconic S-chair by Tom Dixon is an object with an artisanal core, successfully transformed into an authentic Industrial masterpiece, without losing the essence of the original pro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Steel

Pair of 2007 Restored George Smith Tom Dixon Wing Back Armchairs
By Tom Dixon, George Smith
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of fully restored original edition 2007 Tom Dixon George Smith wingback armchairs RRP £16,000 Inspired by the traditional 17t...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Beech, Oak, Upholstery

Spin Large Iron Candelabra by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A candelabrum with rotating arms, made from robust, honest indestructible cast iron. Five candles can be placed on its extending arms.
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Early 2000s English Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Iron

Bone Small Bowl in Brass by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
The small bone bowl is part of a series of sculptural artefacts cast in solid brass with a matt finish bearing a bone-like quality. Bone bowls can be displayed on their own as sculpt...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Brass

Slab Chair Natural
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Slab is a modern dining chair, made in Lithuania using solid wood oak. In a natural finish, this dining chair is an honest piece of skilled woodwork that is both stackable and comfor...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Lithuanian Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Wood

Slab Individual Desk Small Natural Oak
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
"Inspired by the archetypical Victorian school desk, this contemporary work station is equally comfortable as a hotel room desk or a dressing table. Made from solid oak construction,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lithuanian Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Oak, Wood

1980 Tom Dixon Pair of Burnished Iron and Raffia Stools
By Tom Dixon
Located in Brescia, IT
Organic shape, iconic design, we can say about this pair of Tom Dixon stools. The raffia is natural handcrafted. The stools have different dimensions but together work very well. Pr...
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Late 20th Century British Tribal Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Iron

Globe Cone Floor Lamp Copper
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
You can probably tell that we are obsessed with spherical objects. In our perpetual quest for the purest forms, globe stands out as the most minimal of the lot. A spherical orb, high...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Plastic, Carbon Fiber

Daft Punk Light Table, Coffee Table by Daft Punk and Tom Dixon for Habitat, 2004
By Habitat International, Tom Dixon
Located in Halle, DE
Coffee table - light table designed by the Musicgroup Daft Punk in partnership with Tom Dixon. Manufactured by Habitat, London in 2004. The table was designed to give the impression ...
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Early 2000s English International Style Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Glass

Globe Pendant Light Copper
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
You can probably tell that we are obsessed with spherical objects. In our perpetual quest for the purest forms, Globe stands out as the most minimal of the lot. A spherical orb, high...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Steel

Melt LED Surface Light by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
With Melt, our experiments in the technologically advanced field of vacuum metallisation take on a new twist. Melt is a distorted lighting globe born from our collaboration with Swed...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Other

White Marble-Top Adjustable Height Screw Cafe Table, 900mm top
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Screw table is a simple, honest design, inspired by materials and processes of the Industrial revolution. Its rotating top on a threaded steel pole allows for adjustable height, whil...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Marble, Iron

Tom Dixon, Solid Oak Slab Bench
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Organic form slab bench designed by Tom Dixon, circa 2000 and made of solid cerused oak. Stamped underneath. No longer in production.
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Early 2000s American Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Oak

Tom Dixon Prototype Cherry Wood and Steel Coffee Table
By Tom Dixon
Located in London, GB
This prototype coffee table was designed in the late 1980s by the British designer Tom Dixon (b. 1959). It was made using metalwork crafted and supplied personally by Tom Dixon in...
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1980s British Modern Vintage Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Steel

Bone Extra Large Bowl in Brass by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
The extra large bone bowl is part of a series of sculptural artefacts cast in solid brass with a matte finish bearing a bone-like quality. Bone bowls can be displayed on their own as...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Brass

Vintage 1980s Tom Dixon S Chair with Dark Brown Leather and Cast Iron Base
By Tom Dixon
Located in San Antonio, TX
Designed by Tom Dixon, the iconic 'S' chair with its recognizable serpentine curves lends a unique sculptural quality as well as comfort. These chairs are in overall good condition. ...
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1980s English Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Iron

Tom Dixon Armchair, "Baby Fat" Model, Cappellini Edition
By Tom Dixon
Located in Brussels, BE
Tom Dixon armchair, "Baby Fat" model - Cappellini edition, circa 1990.
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Iron

George Smith "Bean" 4-Seat Sofa by Tom Dixon in Mid-Blue Bute "Tiree" Boucle
By Tom Dixon
Located in Whalley, GB
On offer on this occasion is the rarest-of-the-rare, it being a peerless, immaculate Tom Dixon-designed "Bean" large 4-seat sofa from George Smith, dressed in a peerless, elegant, to...
Category

2010s British Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Bouclé

White Marble Tube Black High Table 900mm
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
A simple, sleek table for all occasions, Tube High is a versatile and elegant table base made from brass plated tubing creating a sophisticated sturdy table component. This bar heigh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Marble, Steel

Slab Individual Desk Small Fumed Oak
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the archetypical Victorian school desk, this contemporary work station is equally comfortable as a hotel room desk or a dressing table. Made from solid oak construction, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lithuanian Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Oak, Wood

Tom Dixon, Early Pair of Kinetic Gold Leaf Spiral Floor Lamps, UK 1988
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Tom Dixon (b. 1959) An early pair of highly spirited spiral floor lamps by autodidact designer Tom Dixon OBE, in spun steel covered in hand-applied gold leaf. Undulating coils risin...
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1980s English Mid-Century Modern Vintage Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Steel, Gold Leaf

Tom Dixon Step Beat Fat & Wide White Pendant Light Set, Copper, Contemporary, UK
By Tom Dixon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tom Dixon step beat fat and wide white pendant light set, copper, contemporary, UK. Rare, gorgeous set. Was in production for a very short time. 2 pairs of two available. Listing is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Copper

Kitchen chair Tom Dixon 80s early work creative salvage
By Tom Dixon
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Kitchen chair designed by Tom Dixon. This chair was made of flying pan and Chinese ladle. So named Kitchen chair. One of representing chair of designers early works. Also one of hist...
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1980s British Post-Modern Vintage Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Steel

Tom Dixon Bolide Iron Woven Seagrass Rocking Chaise London 1991
By Tom Dixon
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
One of the most special chairs we have ever had is this one designed by Tom Dixon. A steel frame as a skeleton and woven seagrass as a skin make it a true sculpture. Not only does ...
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1990s English Post-Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Iron

Tom Dixon Beat Stout Pendant Light Fixture, Gray, Modern Lighting, UK
By Tom Dixon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tom Dixon beat stout pendant light fixture, gray, modern lighting, UK. Iconic cont emporary design. New in box, never installed. MSRP 1270 USD. Beat Stout is a large ceiling light...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Organic Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Brass

Tom Dixon Step Beat Fat White Pendant Light Fixture, Copper, Contemporary, UK
By Tom Dixon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tom Dixon step beat fat white pendant light fixture, copper, contemporary, UK. Rare, gorgeous piece. Was in production for a very short time. 2 available. Listing is for one. The bea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Minimalist Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Copper

Flash Square Table by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
A set of three crisp and smartly detailed side tables. Available in brass and glossy black and topped with a mirrored glass surface, Flash are moody singular statements that can be n...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Steel

Foscarini Lightweight Suspension Lamp in Anodized by Tom Dixon
By Tom Dixon, Foscarini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Suspension lamp with diffused light. Hand welded metal frame, subjected to an electrochemical anodizing process whereby a protective layer of aluminum oxide forms on the surface and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Tom Dixon Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Tom Dixon furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture by Tom Dixon is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Tom Dixon furniture there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 21 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there are 95 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Tom Dixon's original furniture was created in modern style in Europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Margit Wittig, CTO Lighting and Tom Kirk. The prices for Tom Dixon furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $180 and tops out at $35,000, while pieces like these can sell for $1,945.

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