Tom Dixon‘s Fresh Fat chair is woven from Provista, a type of recyclable plastic. The Fresh Fat chair glistens like glass, but with more fluidity and less breakability. The industrial process is subverted, as the extrusion machine is deconstructed to allow humans to take charge. The hot, fresh, fat polymer pumps out of the machine and is manipulated and woven by hand into primitive shapes. The Provista plastic takes on a glass like clarity as it solidifies into extraordinary constructions. Each object is unique and precious, and challenges the preconception of plastic as a throwaway material.
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- October 11, 2010
Tom Dixon opened the press launch by revealing an amusing anecdote about his Instagram observations of the design community –
He showed an image he had posted on the Tom Dixon instagram page – of Usher taking a selfie with Tom – and explained that he had expected a tsunami wave of ” Likes ” on Tom’s instagram page due to Usher having 40 + million followers. The selfie image disappointingly only received 600 ‘ likes ‘ – yet the next image posted by Tom on the Tom Dixon page showing the cuts that can be made in a tree trunk received a few thousand ‘ likes ‘
Tom concluded from this observation, that the design community is motivated by material – not celebrity ….. Hence the theme for his collections and the basis for his work.
I’d like to have a better memory and be more handsome; a six-pack would be good