Via Haute Look | Tom Dixon Beat Tom Dixon, OBE (born 21 May 1959, Sfax, Tunisia) is a self-taught British designer specialised in welded salvage furniture. He was born in Tunisia to a French mother and English father. He moved to Great Britain at the age of 4. He attended Holland Park School where he formed a disco-punk band called Funkapolitan. Dixon has been head of design for the Habitat chain of furniture stores (1997), and of the Finnish furniture manufacturer Artek.