Tom Dixon is one of Britain’s most famous industrial designers. He’s built a career on bringing wit, imagination and charm to everyday objects, most especially his chairs and lights. Even if you don’t know the name, you’re likely to recognise his work – his influence can be seen in many slick Sydney restaurants and cafes.
His pieces have been acquired by some of the most important galleries in the world, including London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA in New York and the Centres Georges Pompidou in Paris.
In 2002 he founded his design studio, Tom Dixon, which has flagship stores around the world. This is the only one in Australia.
The product range keeps expanding and metamorphosing, but highlights include plush throne-like Wingback Chairs; molten-looking, “mildly hallucinogenic” pendant lights; a [stationary range]((https://www.tomdixon.net/shop/accessories/stationery.html) inspired by “radical geometrics”; and Dixon’s famous candles, with their bold and variegated containers. The Sydney flagship also stocks Tom Dixon’s textile range of throws and cushions, called Super-Texture.
The store has eight-metre-high ceilings, raw industrial finishes and minimal styling across its three levels. The architectural quality of the building and Tom Dixon’s colourful designs mean that not much styling is needed.