Born in Tunisia in 1959, Dixon moved with his family to England in 1963. Educated in London, he dropped out of the Chelsea School of Art to play bass in the band “Funkapolitan” before teaching himself first to weld, a skill he then used to produce furniture. Dixon rose to prominence in the mid-1980s as “the talented untrained designer with a line in welded salvage furniture." By the late-1980s, he was working for the Italian furniture giant Cappellini for whom he designed the iconic ‘S’ chair, and example of which is in Cooper Hewitt's collection (2006-4-2). By the 1990s, Dixon was known in the design field. Affiliated with the home furnishings retailer, Habitat, in 1998 he became the firm’s... more.

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