Tom Dixon, Chair. Cast iron, found objects. One-off. Maker: Tom Dixon, UK.
“Dixon is one of the new British names that is beginning to attract attention around the world. His striking furniture is more sculpture than design in its inspiration. He uses found fragments of industrial waste and complete objects, which are welded together in a kind of bent-metal Baroque style. This is not the kind of work that could ever be mass-produced, but it is having a powerful effect on the imagery of design, not just in Britain but in Japan too, where Dixon has completed a number of special commissions.” The International Design Yearbook 1987/88 Edited by Philippe Starck. General editor: Deyan Sudjic.