The iconic S-Chair by Tom Dixon is an object with an artisanal core, successfully transformed into an authentic industrial masterpiece, without losing the essence of the original product.
An emblem of contemporary design, the chair can be found in the permanent collections of the world’s greatest museums, from the Triennale in Milan to the MoMa in New York.
S-Chair has a dark varnished metal structure; the iconic original version is upholstered with marsh straw; alternatively, it is available in wicker or with a fixed cover chosen from a selection of leathers or fabrics from the collection. For the marsh straw version, the weaving is done entirely by hand: a meticulous procedure that requires more than 6 hours of craftsmanship.
Born in Tunisia, Tom Dixon moved to England in 1963. His restless and rebellious nature led him to abandon his studies at the Chelsea School of Art so that he could explore his own creativity and a personal means of expression using recycled materials. In those years, he opened the laboratory “Space”: a think tank, an independent open space where artists and designers could collaborate together and influence each other creatively and design-wise.