Day: May 21, 2020

Clever Ep. 118: Industrial Designer Tom Dixon

In this episode of Clever, recorded for the WantedDesign Online Conversation Series, Amy Devers talks to industrial designer Tom Dixon, who discovered the transformative power of clay at a young age. Later, after dropping out of art college, he toured with his band and when a motorcycle accident ended his bass playing career, he taught himself to weld. Now his eponymous global design brand specializes in furniture, lighting, accessories, and interiors. After 30+ years as a designer, he still fancies himself a rebel, thriving in chaos and experimentation.

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Where I Work: David Stark

It’s been exactly a decade since we checked in with David Stark, a New York-based event producer, designer, author, and President + Creative Director of his eponymous, full-service event design and planning firm, David Stark Design and Production. Founded in 2006, the company has become a go-to expert for fully immersive experiences providing their innovative expertise to the likes of Target, Kiehl’s, Uniqlo, non-profit The Robin Hood Foundation, The Whitney Museum of Modern Art, and The Metropolitan Opera, in addition to a range of one-of-a-kind events for a host of celebrities. He’s also collaborated with West Elm on several