Sean Dix was born in Kansas City (USA). he lived in Fiji, Micronesia, and the Philippines before moving to San Diego, Chicago, and then to Europe in 1994 and finally Hong Kong in 2008.
Boasting a distinguished pedigree in design, he has graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam) and Domus Academy (Milan), and given back to the design community by lecturing and teaching at numerous schools around the world including IULM (Milan), Politecnico di Milano, Domus Academy (Milan), Beckman’s College of Design (Stockholm), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Mr. Dix has extensive experience working with and leading international teams of clients, designers, project architects, structural engineers, contractors, fabricators and local architects in order to bring complex projects to fruition.
His clients include Yardbird Restaurant, Ronin, Carbone Restaurant, Viet Kitchen, Black Sheep Restaurants, Okra, HD Buttercup, Belon Restaurant, IFC Mall, Panda Restaurant Group, YUM! Brands, Moschino, Bluebell, Harrods, Bosco di Ciliegi, Design Within Reach, Edimass, Fiorucci, Byblos, ArtsGroup, Incanto, Pobeda Cinema Complex, La Scala, and I.T.
Sean Dix's approach to design emphasizes simplicity and function, looking to classic designs of the 50's for inspiration. This lends a slight vintage feel to the furniture pieces, which are built with quality and great attention to detail so that perhaps someday they might serve as an inspiration to designers 50 years from now.
Illustrious Norwegian interior designer Fredrik Kayser’s Model 711 (1960; Emerson Sofa in various armchair or seater options) stands out amongst his body of award-winning work and has retained its light, timeless looks over the years, fitting in both traditional and contemporary decors.
Charles and Ray Eames' Molded Plastic Chairs (1948-1950) were the first plastic chairs to be industrially manufactured, including the Desmond Chair, the Rada Armchair and the Maja Rocking Chair with its uncovered, cup-like seats and iconic wood and wire rocker bases.
The Panton Chair (1957-1967; S Chair) by experimental Danish designer Verner Panton is part of the Danish Culture Canon and has withstood the vicissitudes of popularity over time, in part thanks to supermodel Kate Moss who posed nude on it on the cover of British Vogue.