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Tom Dixon’s FAT WORK Office Chair for Modern Lifestyles

Tom Dixon’s FAT WORK Office Chair for Modern Lifestyles
FAT WORK. Courtesy of Tom Dixon.

Tom Dixon, an influential designer renowned for his innovative and elegant approach, has unveiled FAT WORK, an ultimate office chair blending style and functionality, while his eponymous brand continues to shape modern design with globally recognized projects and pioneering use of materials.

In a world where the lines between home and office blur more each day, renowned designer Tom Dixon has unveiled FAT WORK, the latest addition to his iconic FAT collection. This innovative office chair promises to redefine workspace aesthetics with its blend of timeless elegance and unparalleled comfort, making it an essential piece for those who prioritize style and functionality in their work environment.

“FAT WORK is a response to these recent readjustments where the home has been redefined as a place to work, to Zoom, and to learn,” Dixon stated in a press release. “We wanted to create a chair stripped of engineered aesthetics, with increased plushness and domesticity and so we developed FAT WORK. A chair for conference rooms and breakout spaces, home offices or modern dining, that swivels and rolls and lifts with great posture and poise. We think FAT WORK is the perfect candidate for this job description.”

Dixon’s inspiration for FAT WORK was born out of necessity during the pandemic. Frustrated with the lackluster design and discomfort of traditional office chairs he had borrowed from his London headquarters for his home office, he embarked on a mission to create a chair that would elevate the home office experience. The result is FAT WORK – a testament to his commitment to combining form and function in perfect harmony.

The chair made its highly anticipated debut at Milan Design Week in April, where it captivated audiences with its sleek design and exceptional comfort. Following its successful premiere, FAT WORK is set to embark on a global tour, with stops planned this week in New York City and London during Clerkenwell Design Week in collaboration with Kvadrat. Next month, the chair will be showcased in Copenhagen for 3 Days of Design. Each event promises to solidify FAT WORK’s reputation as a must-have for modern workspaces.

Officially launching across all markets in September, FAT WORK will be available in over 200 different fabrics and color options, ensuring that there is a perfect fit for any office or home decor. This versatility, coupled with its high-quality design, makes FAT WORK a standout piece in Dixon’s already impressive portfolio.

As the demand for flexible and aesthetically pleasing home office solutions continues to rise, FAT WORK emerges as the ultimate office chair, embodying the essence of modern living where work and pleasure coexist seamlessly. With its debut, Tom Dixon once again proves why he remains at the forefront of innovative design, offering a stylish solution for the contemporary workspace.

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Behind the Story of an Untrained Designer: Tom Dixon, an Innovative and Influential Visionary

Established in 2002, Tom Dixon is a British luxury design brand that has become a global powerhouse, represented in 90 countries and employing over 100 people worldwide. Specializing in furniture, lighting, and accessories, the brand has established hubs in major cities including London, Milan, Hong Kong, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. Dixon’s designs are internationally recognized and appreciated for their pioneering use of materials and techniques, drawing intrinsic inspiration from British roots. The brand’s aesthetic seamlessly blends innovation with tradition, making it a leader in the luxury design market.

Tom Dixon’s career is a testament to his relentless creativity and innovative spirit. Rising to prominence in the mid-1980s as a maverick, untrained designer, Dixon initially made waves with his unique welded salvage furniture. His collaboration with the Italian giant Cappellini led to the creation of the widely acclaimed ‘S’ Chair, which cemented his status in the design world. As Creative Director at Habitat in the late 90s, Dixon rejuvenated the brand while maintaining Terence Conran’s vision of enriching everyday life through simple, modern design. His contributions to design have been recognized with numerous accolades, including an OBE in 2001, ‘Designer of The Year’ at Maison & Objet in 2014, and the prestigious London Design Medal in 2019.

At the heart of Tom Dixon’s brand is the Design Research Studio, launched in 2007. This design and innovation agency has been instrumental in creating extraordinary spaces globally. Notable projects include reimagining the modern cruise experience for Virgin Voyages, redesigning the interior of The Pullman Hotel in Bercy, Paris, and designing The Manzoni in Milan, which serves as a multifunctional space combining a restaurant, shop, and office. In 2018, the brand took a significant step by relocating its headquarters to the Coal Office in London’s King’s Cross. This multifunctional space acts as an office, shop, workshop, and restaurant, reflecting Dixon’s commitment to creating environments that inspire and delight.

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