Material Matters with Grant Gibson

Tom Dixon on welding (and other things).

August 28, 2019 Grant Gibson Season 3 Episode 1
Material Matters with Grant Gibson
Tom Dixon on welding (and other things).
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Material Matters with Grant Gibson
Tom Dixon on welding (and other things).
Aug 28, 2019 Season 3 Episode 1
Grant Gibson

Tom Dixon is one of the biggest names in design with ‘hubs’ in New York, Hong Kong SAR, China, London, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

In this episode we sat down in his King’s Cross complex to discuss his days welding scrap metal into pieces of baroque furniture but we got into quite a lot more besides. There’s his appearance on Top of the Pops, for example. And the time when some furniture he’d produced for shoe designer Patrick Cox fell apart at a dinner party. We hear what London used to be like in the ’80s and why he might have been the bass player for Pink Floyd. 

He also talks about his decision to join Habitat, setting up with his eponymous brand, and the importance of food to his practice… as well as answering the biggest question of all: what exactly is the scent of Tom Dixon? You’ll have to listen to find out…

To learn more about Tom go to: www.tomdixon.net

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/materialmatters)

Show Notes

Tom Dixon is one of the biggest names in design with ‘hubs’ in New York, Hong Kong SAR, China, London, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

In this episode we sat down in his King’s Cross complex to discuss his days welding scrap metal into pieces of baroque furniture but we got into quite a lot more besides. There’s his appearance on Top of the Pops, for example. And the time when some furniture he’d produced for shoe designer Patrick Cox fell apart at a dinner party. We hear what London used to be like in the ’80s and why he might have been the bass player for Pink Floyd. 

He also talks about his decision to join Habitat, setting up with his eponymous brand, and the importance of food to his practice… as well as answering the biggest question of all: what exactly is the scent of Tom Dixon? You’ll have to listen to find out…

To learn more about Tom go to: www.tomdixon.net

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/materialmatters)