Tom Dixon has returned to Milan with a show-stopping comeback – The Manzoni, a restaurant that doubles as a permanent showroom in the heart of the city. Located at 5 Via Manzoni, the restaurant marks Tom Dixon’s first permanent outpost in continental Europe.
The 100-cover restaurant follows in the footsteps of the Coal Office, Tom Dixon’s new London headquarters that comprises an office, showroom, and restaurant. These multifunctional spaces take an unconventional and multisensory approach to introducing products. “There is nothing dustier than a conventional furniture and lighting showroom,” adds Dixon.
British Designer Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon (born 1959 in Tunisia) is a self-taught designer who lives and works in Great Britain. Dixon is especially known for his lighting designs, in which he combines his skills in welding and interest in innovative production techniques. Dixon’s previous posts include head of design of Habitat and creative director of Artek, the Finnish furniture manufacturer founded by Alvar Aalto.
Dixon has his own brand with the same name but he has designed for numerous manufacturers. His designs can be found, for instance, from the permanent collection of Victoria and Albert Museum.