Tom Dixon: Interior Worlds

Overview

Tom Dixon is one of the world’s leading designers, and this book explores his very personal approach to product design. He began designing furniture twenty years ago after a motorcycle accident, relying on his welding skills to create a variety of ornamental and functional objects including the famous S-Bend chair which was then marketed by Cappellini, the Italian furniture maker. Among his most notable designs are the Mirrorball light and Soft System couch. The book collects images of objects and other sources ...
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Overview

Tom Dixon is one of the world’s leading designers, and this book explores his very personal approach to product design. He began designing furniture twenty years ago after a motorcycle accident, relying on his welding skills to create a variety of ornamental and functional objects including the famous S-Bend chair which was then marketed by Cappellini, the Italian furniture maker. Among his most notable designs are the Mirrorball light and Soft System couch. The book collects images of objects and other sources that have inspired his work juxtaposed with his designs, offering a window into his interior world. The book also delves into such currently hot design topics as materials and processes, and it surveys design history as well as looking into the future of product design. The book’s exterior case was personally designed by Tom Dixon and features a number of custom printing effects that make it a must-have objet.
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Editorial Reviews

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“…For the coffee table, there’s his new book from Rizzoli, ‘‘Interior Worlds”, a catalog of the visual inspirations — from Maori tattoos to stock cars — that populate his brain." ~The New York Times

“The most digestible 700-page coffee table book we’ve ever had the pleasure of actually reading.” ~ID Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847832392
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 3/3/2009
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Dixon is a leading British product designer. Best known as the creative director of Conran and Habitat, he is currently the head designer of Artek, the leading Finnish company founded by modernist icon Alvar Aalto
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Table of Contents

Materialism 4

The micro-factory 96

Constructivism 114

Seeking the future of materials 162

Expressionism 234

Obsessive self-expression 310

Primitivism 398

2nd cycle 448

Reductionism 490

The bare minimum 558

Futurism 588

New frontiers 672

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