Tom Dixon, (born in 1959), who was the Creative Designer of Habitat in the late 1990′s, has not only has just been awarded the London Design Medal, but he has contributed to make King’s Cross the creative and design district that it is today with his expansive presence in the arches of Coal Drops Yards, reinforced during last week’s London Design Festival as his showroom and HQ acted as a focus for an eclectic mix of other designers in ‘Touchy, Smelly, Feely, Noisy, Tasty’.
Partner designers included Bute Fabrics from Scotland (hooray!), the Rug Company from England, Dinesen from Denmark, Teenage Engineering from Sweden, Pierre-Jouet from France, the Coal Office Restaurant and Harry’s Razor Bar, but the stars of course are Tom Dixon’s own designs in the showroom.
‘I’m still surprised as to why I won’t be getting the ‘Emerging Design Medal’ as it still feels very much as I have only just started – I’ve so much left to design!’ (Tom Dixon). His fans can’t wait….