tom dixon discusses the technical process behind his Y chair
all images courtesy of tom dixon

 

 

 

during designboom’s recent trip to neue räume 13 in zurich — the international interior design exhibition, showcasing an exclusive array of local and global creatives — we sat down with renowned british designer tom dixon and spoke with him about the pieces he was presenting at the swiss furniture fair. spotlighted at the show — and departing from his familiar aesthetic of gleaming, high-gloss metallics — was one of his latest creations: the Y chair, a multipurpose, matte black or white seater that possess a geometric yet ergonomic shape and a modern attitude. its robust form is injection molded in glass-reinforced nylon, extremely fatigue resistant material firm enough for outdoor or indoor use, conference tables or domestic settings. an instantly recognizable silhouette is described by a distinctly ‘Y’ shaped backrest, optimized for lumbar support, space for the spine and a generous brace for the shoulder blades. each angular, forked seat is supported by either sled, swivel, or wood bases.

 

take a look at designboom’s interview with tom dixon — maison et objet’s designer of year — below, the where he talks more about the Y chair, his design influences and creative process, and what’s coming up next:

 

 

 

 

tom dixon discusses the technical process behind his Y chair
the Y chair’s stackability

 

 

tom dixon discusses the technical process behind his Y chair
the Y chair in a sled base

 

 

tom dixon discusses the technical process behind his Y chair
wood bases support a white frame

 

 

tom dixon discusses the technical process behind his Y chair
swivel bases on the black matte seat

 

 

tom dixon discusses the technical process behind his Y chair
tom dixon at neue räume