Maison et Objet Paris has awarded Tunisian-born Tom Dixon with the “Designer of the Year” title for 2014.
Having moved to the UK in 1963, Dixon’s eclectic background includes dropping out of art school to play bass in a band as well as teaching himself welding before going on to become a product designer.
His works have been acquired by some of the most well-known museums in the world and are now in permanent collections in places such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, Museums of Modern Art New York and Tokyo and at the Centre Beaubourg.
The designers recent awards include ‘Designer of the Year ‘, London Design Museum, ‘Best Lighting Design’, ICFF show, ‘Best Accessory’ Elle Decoration and ‘Designer of the Year 2008’, Architektur & Wohnen Magazine.
This year, Dixon is set to deliver his first French interior design restaurant project, inspired by the 70s era with a tessellation theme throughout.
Dixon will be also be introducing an instant factory at this year’s show, including a packaging and retail unit set up for the manufacturing of an exclusive edition of candles and diffusers sold exclusively at the fair.
Maison et Objet also awarded Dimore Studio for the ‘scènes d’interieur Designer of the Year 2014’ prize and awarded designer Philippe Nigro as the design à vivre Designer of the Year 2014.