With its historical position as the first metal worked by man, and its crucial role in high technology and innovation, Copper is being used in applications from solar cells to microwave radiation.
By using pure copper as a vacuum metalized film only microns thick on the interior of a polycarbonate dome, Tom Dixon has used it as a means of softening and enriching light sources for domestic and commercial applications. Re-emerging as the fashionable metallic finish of the moment Toms lighting adaptions bring minimal sophistication to any interior. The result is a highly reflective surface with a warm metallic glow.
The Copper shade was made by blowing the mold into an open-ended sphere, purposefully mimicking the look of floating bubbles. Tom used his own proprietary method to form the mold using a complex vacuum metallization method that heats the metal in a vacuum chamber to its boiling point, which can then get deposited on the non-metallic (in this case plastic) surface. Due to this intense process, the Copper Shade has a seamless coating of metal over the light-weight plastic.
Just arrived — the Bronze Copper Shade brings a sculptural sophistication to any interior. Its rich and reflective qualities take on the characteristics of its surrounding. The copper interior and brass exterior gives a sophisticated double color effect.