Acclaimed designer Tom Dixon was in Hong Kong recently to celebrate the opening of his first store in Asia.
The self-taught British designer, known for his lighting and furniture, rose to prominence in the mid-80s and by the 1990s he was a household name.
Dixon helped to rejuvenate the household furnishings retailer Habitat when was appointed Head of Design in 1998, and he later worked as Creative Director until 2008. Dixon’s works have also been featured in museums such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, Museums of Modern Art New York and Tokyo and Centre Beaubourg (Pompidou).
The store on Hollywood Road offers an eclectic mix of lighting, furniture and home accessories.
We spoke to Dixon about his new store, how he taught himself design and his views on Hong Kong designers.