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Tom Dixon discusses his new book Dixonary in this movie we filmed.
Speaking at his west London headquarters The Dock, Dixon describes the retrospective catalogue of his product designs: "Dixonary is a chronological sweep through my thirty years of designing".
Dixon tells us that the idea for the book and it's title stemmed from the design of a cast-iron bookend he designed with a pun of his name on the spine.
Flicking through the 600-page hardback volume, Dixon highlights the origins of his career during the punk movement.
"I was at school at a time when people were feeling like they had to take matters into their own hands," he says. "The great thing about the punk movement was that it proved you could things without a certifcate and any lessons. You could just do it with an attitude."
The format of the book is simple: for each project an inspiration image is followed by a photo of the design and a short paragraph explaining the connection.
For example, a photo of a large pig is followed by a pink sofa to illustrate Dixon's belief that "upholstery should be plump, oversized and feel squidgy".
The book is published by Violette Editions and can be purchased from Dixon's online store from 31 July.