Born in Tunisia in 1959, British designer Tom Dixon moved to the UK in 1963. A self-taught designer, he became well-known in the mid ‘80s thanks to a series of welded furniture made of found and salvaged materials. A collaboration with Italian brand Cappellini soon followed, along with the iconic ‘S’ chair. By the early 1990s, Tom Dixon had become a household name. The designer received an OBE for services to British Design in 2001. He established his eponymous brand in 2002 and the interior and architectural design firm Design Research Studio in 2007. Through the Tom Dixon brand, the designer creates and produces lighting, furniture, and accessories that feature a blend of innovation and British craftsmanship. His designs have been included in the permanent collections of MoMA, Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, to name a few.