Madelynn Furlong Is Loving These Tom Dixon Chairs (And So Are We)
Tom Dixon is a widely celebrated global force in interior design. His 600 products range from lighting to luxury furniture, from tableware through to fragrance and are distributed in over 65 countries and his artworks have been acquired by museums across the globe.
Madelynn Furlong, an Insta-famous art director and content creator in Los Angeles who has a self-proclaimed soft spot for luxury dining chairs, says the seating is 100 percent worth the splurge.
“I saw the Slab design on Pinterest a good four or five years ago,” Madelynn remembers. She soon discovered they were by Tom Dixon — and major investment purchase. “I definitely couldn’t afford them at that time in my life, but they were always in the back of my head as a future option.” It was only about two months ago that she finally snagged a set.
A set of four original Slab contemporary dining chairs by the British designer sits around her burl wood table from CB2, replacing a pair of “great, but not amazing” Craigslist dining chairs. The new seats fit right in. “I already had black elsewhere in my dining room—the light, the curtain rods,” Madelynn explains, “so I knew there were enough touches to pull everything together.”
They’ve always been those ideal dining chairs for me,” Madelynn says. “I love that they’re wood, that they’re stained black, their shape. I find them very striking.” Although they were her first big designer purchase, this is only the beginning of Madelynn’s dining chair collection: “I know that in my future there will be room for a Prouvé chair.”
Celebrating the natural beauty of oak, the Slab collection is a robust piece constructed in angular forms of inviting simplicity.Each piece has generous proportions, solid materiality and is softened with a gently radius edge. The Slab family is made from solid oak, sourced from sustainably managed forests. The surface of the wood is deeply brushed to expose the grain, available in a natural finish, a black lacquer or fumed oak.
What do you think about these modern dining chairs designed by Tom Dixon?