Tom Dixon ………… “ Marble, wood and plastic, glass, iron, brass and copper are the basic building blocks that have defined our products from the outset.”
This year, Tom took a step back and looked at his biggest influence and an underpinning inspiration for what he does: his materials.
The 2016 collection – named Materiality – is made up of five ranges, each highlighting the basic materials or “raw matter” used by the brand to create its products.
For Tom, materials are a veritable obsession. He normally tells his design audiences about the substances that he shapes, the raw matter that he forms into these extraordinary objects for everyday use.
2016 New Lighting Collections
Curve – metal
Is it a satellite, or is it an Art Deco sculpture? Neither actually.
It is a new curved geometrical light that pushes the boundaries of thin sheet etched metal fabrication. With its microscopic precision-pierced surface and soft nickel silver coating Curve internally reflects and emits a filtered glow of ethereal light.
FADE – polycarbonate
A blow moulded polycarbonate light cannon. Its teardrop shape focusses the lightbulb’s output into a satisfyingly round and luminous circle, acting as the ultimate oversized spotlight.
The metalized finish is unusual as it graduates from completely reflective to transparent in an even fade along the body of the light.
Copper Shades – polycarbonate
The familiar sphere gets squashed then stretched to create a new pair of complimentary forms in the trademark mirrored copper, allowing new clusters to be formed, lower ceilings to be illuminated or narrow corridors to be colonised by the Copper family.
Melt Floor + Table lamp versions– metal
Melt – an existing range of pendants designed to look like mouth-blown glass in collaboration with Swedish studio Front – has been updated with floor and table lamp versions.
Melt is a beautifully distorted lighting globe that creates a mesmerizing melting hot blown glass effect.
Translucent when on and mirror-finish when off, it emits an attractive, mildly hallucinogenic light.
Etch mini and Etch chandelier – metal
Crafted from brass, miniaturised and given a new Soft Nickel silver finish that enhances sculptural form with reflectivity.
FLASK OIL and FLASK SMOKE – glass
Flask is inspired by the sharp and functional geometry of chemical laboratory glassware.
A cylinder, a sphere and a cone that work in mixed groups or more formal arrangements.
Each comprises two components – a clear rippled glass lens which produces a series of concentric, luminous rings, and a black glass shade finished in the latest oily iridescent colour.
Unfamiliar in contemporary interiors, lustre and iridescence were much prized by the ceramicists and glass-makers of the arts and crafts period. Now that the latest technology allows us to create this effect in many new ways, they are set for a return
2016 New Furniture Collections
Scoop – metal
Scoop sports fresh, fashionable and glamorous new brass coated legs, bringing a golden tone to the undercarriage of this comfortable dining chair with a sculptural silhouette.
Screw – cast iron
Inspired by the materials and processes of the Industrial Revolution, Screw is made from a cast iron tripod base, updated with a wider footprint for added stability. The thread, now in steel, allows for multiple heights by simply spinning the top.
Suitable for outdoor and indoor use.
Wing Back Ottoman – upholstery
Footstool for the wingback chair and settee
Offcut Barstool + Coffee tables – timber
A set of chunky, waney edge oak or birch components gives the owner the satisfaction of constructing their own stool or table by hammering the joins together with wooden dowels to make a solid long lasting piece of furniture.
Offcut challenges the perception of flatpack as cheap and disposable. A simple classic to go and be used anywhere.
Current Collections on Display
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