Tom Dixon OBE is an award-winning, self-taught designer. After school in London, he played bass guitar for the band Funkapolitan, and appeared on Top of the Pops. He then ran several nightclubs. Having learned to weld, his first furniture designs were made from found objects like bits of scaffolding and old grates. In 1992, the Victoria and Albert Museum purchased his S-Chair for its permanent collection; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, followed suit. He is the former creative director of Habitat and a partner in the Dock Kitchen restaurant in Ladbroke Grove, west London. He went on to create Tom Dixon, the brand gave Tom a platform to produce iconic designs and accessories that can be found in homes, museums, restuaruants and establishments throughout the world.