Competition: in this exclusive video interview, designer Tom Dixon talks about his new book Dixonary - and we have five signed copies to give away (+ movie).
Congratulations to the winners! Nicholas Miltos from Australia, Zoltán Bozsik from Hungary, Nadine Moroni from Switzerland, John Sprange from the UK and Ludo Wieme from Belgium all won a signed copy of Dixonary.
Speaking at his west London headquarters The Dock, Tom Dixon describes the retrospective catalogue of his product designs. "Dixonary is a chronological sweep through my thirty years of designing," he says.
Dixon tells us that the idea for the book and its title stemmed from the design of a cast-iron bookend he designed with a pun of his name on the spine.
The format of the book is simple: for each project an inspiration image is followed by a photo of the design and a short paragraph explaining the connection.
For example, a photo of a large pig is paired with a pink sofa to illustrate Dixon's belief that "upholstery should be plump, oversized and feel squidgy".
Flicking through the 600-page hardback volume, Dixon highlights the origins of his career during the punk movement, with an image of the Sex Pistols juxtaposed with a photo of one of Dixon's early experiments in creating furniture from found objects welded together.
"I was at school at a time when people were feeling like they had to take matters into their own hands," he says, explaining how the punk ethos inspired his approach to design. "The great thing about the punk movement was that it proved you could do things without a certifcate and any lessons. You could just do it with an attitude."
This competition is now closed.
Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
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