Design by Tom Dixon, 2008.
Born out of the requirement for a stackable space-saving armchair, the Slab Chair has a uniquely intelligent design featuring fewer components than a standard chair. Made from specially crowned oak, with a deeply brushed and heavily lacquered surface that showcases the natural wood grain, each component part is cut with a Tom Dixon profiler to give the distinct 'Slab' outline edge.
Select Black or Natural finish. Slab Dining Chair Seat Pad sold separately.
Material(s): Solid oak
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Modern style, remarkably comfortable
By: Senny, Homeowner (New Jersey)
We selected this chair for it's looks. I was a bit apprehensive about how heavier people would be able to fit into it, but the lack of sides around the seats makes that a non-issue. It is surprisingly comfortable. As a dining chair, it is a bit short (17" height). I think a cushion would help. The back support has worked well for many guests of ours that seem to vary in shape and size. The top edge of the back support would benefit from a bit more beveling off (the edge tends to dig in a bit). Not a major concern though. Overall, the chair balances looks and comfort well. You can easily find more comfortable chairs, but for clean lines, space savings, and style, this will be hard to beat.
Designer: Tom Dixon
Born in Tunisia, Tom Dixon moved to England in 1963. He dropped out of Chelsea School of Art to play bass in the band 'Funkapolitan' before teaching himself welding and going on to produce furniture.
Tom rose to prominence in the mid 1980's as "the talented untrained designer with a line in welded salvage furniture". He set up 'Space' as a creative think-tank and shop front for himself and other young designers. By the late 1980's, he was working for the Italian giant Cappellini for whom he designed the Iconic 'S' chair. In the 1990's, he became a household name and Jack, his polypropolene "sitting, stacking, lighting thing" designed for his own company 'Eurolounge' was a symbol of the age.
Tom was appointed head of design by Habitat in 1998 and later became Creative Director until 2008. In 2000, his work was recognized by the award of an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen. Tom's works have been acquired by the world's most famous museums and are now in permanent collections across the globe including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Museums of Modern Art New York and Tokyo and Centre Beaubourg (Pompidou), Paris.
Since setting up his own eponymous design company in 2002, Tom's work has become even more prominent. The Tom Dixon brand gave Tom a platform to produce iconic designs such as Mirror Ball, Copper Shade, Wingback chair and Beat light. The company now sells in 63 countries with permanent set-ups in England, America and Hong Kong.
In 2004 Proventus, the Swedish-based private investment company, teamed up with Tom Dixon to establish Design Research with Tom acting as Creative Director. The brand's recent awards and nominations include 'Designer of the Year', London Design Museum, 'Best Lighting Design', ICFF show, 'Best Accessory' Elle Decoration and 'Designer of the Year 2008', Architektur & Wohnen Magazine.View other products by Tom Dixon
Manufacturer: Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon, a British design and manufacturing company of lighting and furniture, was established in 2002. With a commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry, the Tom Dixon brand is inspired by Great Britain's unique heritage.
In 2004 Proventus, the Swedish-based private investment company, teamed up with Tom Dixon to establish Design Research, a design and product development holding company. Tom Dixon launches new collections annually at the Milan international furniture fair and product is sold across 61 countries.
In September 2012 Tom Dixon's sister-brand, Eclectic by Tom Dixon, was established, launching accessories collections annually at Maison et Object in Paris.
Launched in 2007, Design Research Studio is the interior design arm of the Design Research Group. High profile projects include Restaurant at The Royal Academy in London, Tazmania Ballroom, a pool bar in the Central district of Hong Kong, Jamie Oliver's new London restaurant, Barbecoa as well as Shoreditch House, Paramount private members' clubs and Joseph's flagship store on Old Bond Street, London. Most recently Design Research Studio won their first ever hotel project, redesigning the iconic Thames-side Sea Containers House in collaboration with US hotel giant Morganís Hotel Group due for completion late 2013.View other products from Tom Dixon