Charles Dillon (designer)

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Charles Dillon was a British designer who, along with his wife and design partner Jane Dillon, made significant contributions to furniture and lighting design across America and Europe. Between 1971 and 1982, Charles & Jane Dillon produced lighting, office seating, interiors and products for international design companies including Diseño y Forma, SA (Disform), Bd Ediciones de Diseño (BD Barcelona Design), Olivetti, Planular Italy, Vinçon Barcelona, Disform, Habitat, Heal's, The Conran Shop, Faber Castell, Wolff Ollins amongst others. Their ‘Cometa Kite Light’ (1972) is considered an influential piece of British design and is held in the design collection at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, their studio archives are held at V&A Museum Archives, London.


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