Designer Tom Dixon to start rock band

British designer Tom Dixon and co-founder and ex director of online retailer, Fab, Bradford Shellhammer are planning to form a rock band.

Shellhammer is to become lead vocalist for the band, Rough, while Tom Dixon, who began his career welding on stage, is to play bass guitar.

“We’ve been talking about it for like a year,” Shellhammer told design blog, Co.Design.

The plan is to launch during Milan design week in April, while the duo search for a female designer to join the group.

“We’re actively seeking a woman in the design world,” Shellhammer said.

Shellhammer has also launched a new retail and design consultancy,, which offers creative advice and strategies as well as product, interior and graphic design services.

He announced his leaving of Fab, the company he co-founded and worked on for four years, in November last year.