Pylon Chair

Tom Dixon

Initially designed for an individual design purpose for the lightest metal chair in the world, the Pylon Chair was manufactured in a small series in Dixon’s metal workshop in the early 1990’s. The last 20 years have been part of the set of Cappellini and are now returning-again, created by the original professional metal maker who has been taught by Tom to weld. The research is triangulated for full strength in steel rod with a diameter of 3 mm-a workout with a pure unadorned structure. Through this joyfulexercise self-taught structural engineering, the initial inspirations ranging from early computer programming, electrical pylons and bridges ‘ architectural models are clear. Now powder coated with a luminous royal blue, the Pylon chair is certainly one of the most recognizable and unique, although it might not be the most comfortable in the world.

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Product details

Materials: Powder coated steel rods – blue


Dimensions:72cm x 53cm x 125cm H – seat height: 41cm


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Please note that we import on order and therefore do not carry stock of most items, only very limited best sellers. This is due to the high number of product variations - colours, sizes available on each item, and the fact that most of our products are made to order in Europe. We do however have our most popular products on display in our Woodstock showroom, please feel free to visit us.


Due to the fact that we import on order, prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Our quotes are valid for a period of two weeks.


Delivery is free in and within a 5km radius of the Cape Town CBD. We can however deliver anywhere, internationally. Simply mention where you are located when you enquire and we will let you know what the delivery cost is. Please note that our deliveries are one man, kerbside and do not include unpacking, handling, assembly and installation.

Matching/Colour Finishes

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Cleaning and Maintenance

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