1990’s Wicker rattan Harley Davidson attributed to Tom Dixon
Fab piece that’s been beautifully made probably in the late 1990’s as a shop display piece for Habitat . Tom Dixon was appointed in 1998 and worked for Habitat for about 10 years . Habitat was started in the mid 1960’s by the legendary Terence Conran spreading all over the UK , France and parts of the US . It then merged with Mothercare and later unsuccessfully with BHS before being bought from the ashes of the Storehouse banner by Ingvar Kamprad founder of IKEA in the 1990’s . It operated under his ownership and the design direction of Tom Dixon for a few years , and this apparently was originally designed as a display piece . It’s certainly eye catching and much more environmentally friendly than the real thing !
Some people say it’s full size , but we think it’s slightly smaller . It’s 172cms long , 111cms at its highest and the width varies from 45cms to 58cms .
We bought it from a house clearance dealer who had found it in the loft of a local motorcycle enthusiast who had apparently bought it in the early 2000’s .