Modeled after a race car's bucket seat, this high-back chair from British design savant Tom Dixon combines plush comfort with maximum visual impact. Winning looks aside, the softly rounded Scoop Chair is ergonomically designed to hug and support the body. Originally developed for the Royal Academy of Art Restaurant in London, the generously proportioned seating is engineered from a new molded foam and fully upholstered in a wide range of options, with chair legs in wood finishes or gleaming brass, copper or chrome.
- 36.25" h x 19.75" w x 25" d (92x50x63.5cm)
- Seat height: 18" (45.7cm)
- Upholstery Group A: Remix 2
- Upholstery Group B: Steelcut Trio 2, Tonus 4
- Upholstery Group C: Hallingdal 65
- Upholstery Group D: Elmosoft Leather
Cleaning instructions: Removable covers can be dry cleaned. For legs use a clean soft white cloth or natural sponge with lukewarm, soapy water. Wipe the stain with light, quick strokes. Avoid scrubbing motion.
“If there are rules to design, I don’t know what they are,” declares self-taught Tom Dixon. This Tunisian-born Brit started out with stints painting cartoons, as a printer, then bass player in a disco-funk outfit. But it was honing his welding skills in an auto body repair shop that led to a design breakthrough, the now revered S Chair for Cappellini. From there, after several years helming design at the iconic Habitat during its prime years, he established his eponymous brand in 2002 and with it a body of near-unrivaled work.
Tom Dixon is synonymous with the idiosyncratic sensibilities that inform so much of British aesthetics, yet by a beat all his own. He challenges with his use of materials in unexpected applications, and reworkings of otherwise conventional classics into elegant gems. His remarkable creative output covers a wide swath of categories, among them at A+R, his lighting, furniture, décor, tabletop and barware. Tom also manages to extend his exhaustive vision to hotels, restaurants—including his own at this wonderful campus at the Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross—and the odd home. For good reason this OBE’s design work now resides in the collections of the V&A, MoMA and the Pompidou.