Tom Dixon (born 1959 in Sfax, Tunisia) moved to London as a young child. With no formal art or design education Dixon began to explore the decorative and structural strength of recycled materials. In 1985, he joined designers, Nick Jones and Mark Brazier-Jones to form Creative Salvage - a group dedicated to creating furniture and objects from scrap metals. In 1989, Italian manufacturer Cappellini first introduced he designer's much-celebrated S-Chair. His workshop, Space, became a design office in 1991 and, from 1994, a space to show creations of younger designers. In the same year, his interest moved to plastics with the development of Eurolounge that produced his iconic Jack Light. In 2002, Tom Dixon opened his namesake brand that has produced a number of critically acclaimed objects - lighting, furniture, and accessories. Dixon has been the recipient of numerous design awards including his appointment as an OBE for services to British Design in 2001. His work is included in the permanent collections of several museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Centres Georges Pompidou, Paris.