On the occasion of Salone del Mobile 2014, british designer at the moment, awarded at Maison et Objet Paris 2014 as “The Designer of year 2014″, Tom Dixon is presenting a new line of furniture, lighting and accessories under the theme of ‘Club’.
The historic british members club is reimagined as a contemporary version of the gentleman’s hangout — a modern day home-away-from-home, a plush, exquisite haven where work and play collide. from cocktail shakers to cozy seaters,’club’ comprises a palette of brilliant metallic colors — with silver lined lamps, golden plated pendants, and tactile finishes with new functions.
“Grey beat” (below) is an exercise in expressive minimalism. the instantly recognizable pendants are recolored in grey with a precious internal silver plate, creating a warm, shimmering glow.
Describing the collection’s traditional source of influence, Tom Dixon says “A misspent youth spent in the london warehouse club scene, and a more recent series of experimental interiors designed for the new breed of private clubs are the reasons why we have chosen to reinvigorate the fabled british members club into a futuristic social environment.”
Paying homage to optical engineering, ‘flood‘ hanging lamps (below) boast a strong profile and draw inspiration from the automotive industry’s technical mastery. Made from injection–molded polymers, the result is a robust and highly reflective object.
A series of drawn and sharply upholstered silhouettes, ‘the pivot collection‘ (below) consists of a high-back chair, a low-back chair and a bar stool – all made with internal metal frame, molded foam upholstery and rotating die-cast aluminum base.
New products presented in Milan also include additions to the popular “Beat” family (below), inspired by the sculptural simplicity of traditional water vessels used in India. Both table and floor lights incorporate the hand-beaten shade.
By Mariana Reis