Established in 2002, Tom Dixon is a British design and manufacturing company of lighting and furniture. With a recognized commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry, the Tom Dixon brand is inspired by the unique heritage, the individualistic innovation and the robust, no nonsense engineering of these small islands. In 2004 Proventus, the Swedish-based private investment company, teamed up with Tom Dixon to establish Design Research, a design and product development holding company. Tom Dixon launches new collections annually at the Milan international furniture fair and product is sold across 61 countries.
In September 2012 Tom Dixon's sister-brand, Eclectic by Tom Dixon, was established, launching accessories collections annually at Maison et Object in Paris.
Launched in 2007, Design Research Studio is the interior design arm of the Design Research Group. Recently completed Tom Dixon projects include Restaurant at the Royal Academy London, Tazmania Ballroom, a pool bar in the Central district of Hong Kong, Jamie Oliver's new London restaurant, Barbecoa, as well as Shoreditch House, Paramount private members' clubs as well as Joseph's flagship store on Old Bond Street, London. Most recently Design Research Studio won their first ever hotel project, redesigning the iconic Thames-side Sea Containers House in collaboration with US hotel giant Morgan's Hotel Group due for completion late 2013.
Tunisian born Tom Dixon rose to prominence in the mid 1980s as 'the talented untrained designer with a line in welded salvage furniture'. Having worked for Italian manufacturer Cappellini where he designed the iconic S chair; Tom Dixon then went on to create his own company, 'Eurolounge', under which he made and sold the much celebrated Jack light. Tom Dixon was appointed head of design by Habitat in 1998 and later became Creative Director until his departure in January 2008. Tom Dixon was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 2001, and Designer of the Year 2008 from Architektur and Wohnen Magazine. He is the Creative Director of Tom Dixon and Artek.