Tom Dixon OBE has broken the mould of what it means to be a designer.
He innovates in manufacturing processes, distribution, materials and art. Realised by his Design Research Studio, Dixon’s edition sits as an exclusive capsule within No.2 Upper Riverside.
In his exclusive edition of lofts, studios and penthouses Dixon makes a bold statement. He combines natural warm materials like copper and leather with sculptural forms and bold, punctured colour – think bright green kitchen enamel and iridescent bathroom tiling. Industry itself has forged his interiors, from the technicians that cast lampposts in Greenwich to brick makers in Luton. (The enamel splashbacks are by the same maker responsible for London Underground signs). These symbolic items were important for Dixon, because industry had been a large part of the Peninsula until relatively recently. “Even when I was a boy I used to jump on the motorbike and drive to Greenwich to get things cast and machined, because that whole part of South London remained a good place for getting things made – and I still do that now.”