Tom Dixon Exhibition - Area Store

Tom Dixon Exhibition - Area Store


Tom Dixon Exhibition - Area Store

Conceived by Area, this exhibition displayed the latest creations and developments by the innovative English designer at the Amoreiras shop in Lisbon.

At the opening, on 26th September 2023, visitors had the opportunity to see Tom at work who, in a return to his origins as an "object maker", built a prototype of a chair in 3mm steel rod with his own hands using oxy-acetylene welding, inspired by the design principles of his iconic Pylon Chair. The prototype was integrated into the exhibition and could be appreciated by clients and visitors until its closing.

Tom Dixon Exhibition ⁠
Date: September 2023 - March 2024
Address: Area, The Amoreiras Shopping Center⁠, Lisbon, Portugal⁠

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Established in 2002, Tom Dixon is a British luxury design brand which is represented in 90 countries. Specializing in furniture, lighting and accessories, Tom Dixon has hubs in London, Milan, Hong Kong, New York, Tokyo, Hangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai. With an aesthetic that is intrinsically inspired by the brand’s British roots, the products are internationally recognised and appreciated for their pioneering use of materials and techniques.   

Founder and eponymous Creative Director Tom Dixon is a restless innovator who rose to prominence in the mid-1980s as a maverick, untrained designer with a line in welded salvage furniture. While working with the Italian giant Cappellini, he designed the widely acclaimed ‘S’ Chair. In the late 90’s Tom became Creative Director at Habitat and rejuvenated the brand while maintaining Terence Conran's vision of enriching everyday life through simple, modern design.  In 2001, Tom was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for his services to British design. In 2014 he was awarded ‘Designer of The Year’ at Maison & Objet, Paris. In 2019, he received a silver medal for Best Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and in the same year, was awarded the prestigious London Design Medal at the British Land Celebration of Design Awards. Tom is one of the industry’s most feted British designers and is internationally heralded as a significantly original talent. 

 Best-selling products such as Beat, Melt, S-Chair and Wingback are instantly recognisable and have been acquired by the world’s most famous museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; MOMA, New York; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Latest additions to the brand’s range, such as the Fat chair, Spring lights and Swirl accessories are quickly gaining momentum and reiterate Tom’s status and significance in the design world.