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|1959 Born in Sfax, Tunisia|
|1959 Born in Sfax, Tunisia to an English father and a French-Latvian mother.
1963 The family moves to Huddersfield in England after living in Egypt and Morocco settling in London in 1964.
1979 Starts a foundation course at Chelsea School of Art, but drops out after six months.
1980 Ekes out a living as a graphic designer and colourist for animated films.
1981 Joins Funkapolitan as bass guitarist.
1982 Works as a nightclub promoter and warehouse party organiser.
1983 Teaches himself how to weld and starts to make welded furniture initially as part of the Creative Salvage collective.
1985 Cappellini puts Dixon's S chair and Bird Lounger into production.
1989 Opens Space studio to batch-produce metal furniture and to execute stage and retail design projects.
1992 Opens Space shop on All Saints Road, Notting Hill to sell his own work and that of other designers.
1994 Co-founds Eurolounge as a company to manufacture plastic products including his own Jack Light.
1998 Appointed head of design UK by the Habitat retail chain.
2001 Becomes creative director of Habitat and develops a mobile machine to make Fresh Fat Plastic products.
2003 Launches the Mirror light encased in a highly reflective glass spheres
2004 Appointed creative director of Artek, the Finnish furniture manufacturer founded by Alvar Aalto.2005 Designs the Wire series of furniture, recycled Ecoware collection of dinnerware and the Rubber Band Chair.