Pair of Tom Dixon "Kitchen", Designed 1989 For Sale
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Pair of Tom Dixon "Kitchen", Designed 1989


We really stay away from the word "Rare" but this fits the item in this case. You will be hard pressed to find one, but one original pair of the documented "Kitchen" chair. The chairs are super sexy looking. They can be utilized next to a stunning piece of art work, living room, entry way etc, or simply stand on their own as a major piece in a collection. The chair is welded steel incorporating fish skillets, Chinese ladles and frying pans. The chair is amazing looking from any angle. Creative salvage did their works of art in the gritty parts and warehouses of England comprised of Joe Rush, Tom Dixon, Mark Brazier-Jones and Nick Jones. These artists worked alongside and collaborated with Ron Arad and did art shows from his gallery. They were heavily involved with the punk scene and musicians themselves during the 1980s. This is a great acquisition and we are excited to offer them to the public exclusively from Fritz and Hollander.


  • Date of manufacture
  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
  • Dimensions

    H 37 in. x W 13.5 in. x D 13.5 in.

    H 93.98 cm x W 34.29 cm x D 34.29 cm

  • Seat height
    22 in. (55.88 cm)
  • Seller location
    New Rochelle, NY
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number

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About Tom Dixon (Metalworker)

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 founded by Alvar Aalto. 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. “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 these pages, the designs of Tom Dixon have a singular allure that makes them a noteworthy element in any room.

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