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Design: Living in a Material World

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Tom Dixon
TWO UNIQUE  'EXTRUDED MF' CHAIRS
one with label Design/MiamiTM and numbered 4/12
numbers 4 and 5 from an edition of 12 + 1 AP
PETG extruded plastic
83 x 57 x 53.5 cm (35  5/8  x 22  1/2  x 21  1/8  in.)
2007
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Literature

The Interior World of Tom Dixon, London, 2008, pp. 96-97 for illustrations of the chair and the designer producing the chair on an extruding machine

Catalogue Note

Self-taught British designer Tom Dixon set up his creative think-tank `Space` in the 1980s. With a very personal approach to design, Tom Dixon began welding furniture for sets and formed his Tom Dixon brand in 2004 with a particularly hands-on heritage: “I think being self-taught is the reason why I didn’t give up. If you knew all of the things I know now, you probably wouldn’t get involved.”

Designed for the Micro Factory performance at Design Miami/Basel in June 2007, this pair of limited edition black chairs shows how a rebellious but pertinent reinterpretation of plastic can elevate the properties of the material to a glass-like and elastic quality. Extruded fresh polymer is handled and draped around a mould merely to suggest the chair-like shape or volumetric silhouette of a seating device.  When solidified, the random nature of the making process renders each cast unique.

Design: Living in a Material World

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London