A 17th-century English archetype re-thought and updated for the 21st century, the Tom Dixon Wingback Chair was originally developed for the Shoreditch House Members Club.
The extravagant and fully upholstered form has been tweaked and teased to give an even more rakish silhouette than its previous design, the ergonomics have been adjusted for more comfort and the frame has been re-tooled for industrial production, adding richness and character to the already established piece.
British designer Tom Dixon rose to prominence in the mid 1980s as “the talented untrained designer with a line in welded salvage furniture.” By the end of the 1980s, he was designing contemporary chairs for Italian design brands like Cappellini before creating his own design company, ‘Eurolounge’, to make and sell his work.
2002 marked a new phase in Tom Dixon’s career with the launch of his eponymous design company which designs and manufactures a wide range of contemporary lighting and furniture inspired by the unique heritage, innovation and the robust, no nonsense engineering of British industry. Tom Dixon’s most iconic designs include the space helmet inspired Mirror Ball Pendant Light, Copper Shade, hand beaten Beat Lights and the Wingback Chair.
Tom Dixon was awarded an OBE in 2001 while one of his most recent accolades includes winning Designer of the Year 2008 from Architektur and Wohnen Magazine.