From the cafe to the lecture theater, where Tom Dixon gave a talk about his amazing career.

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A couple of the projects he focused on showed how his best ideas and most successful products have largely come about from mistakes, or from starting in one direction and then turning that idea on its head to end up somewhere completely different.

He almost made it sound as if fell into design, and as if he’s surprised to still be there. It made us wonder why nearly all successful people at the top of their game talk about how they kind of stumbled into their careers and how effortless it is for them to create. I guess 10 years as Head of Design at Habitat was his hard graft… Sounds like he’s having fun at Tom Dixon Ltd now.

There’s no doubt that the man is amazingly talented.

Watch his space…

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Space helmuts – their shape and the technology used to make them inspired his mirror ball lights

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