Festival of Light 2016

Festival of Light 2016

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As the Autumn Equinox approaches, the days fall shorter and the nights grow longer, we observe the ancient Hindu festival Diwali. A Festival of Light, celebrated for thousands of years, which spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness.

It’s no secret that we enjoy the art and craft of illuminating this darkness.

“I enjoy designing lighting because it is a field where there is constant technical innovation - new bulbs, light sources etc., and it seem to be a place where people feel happy to experiment and bring modernity into their homes.” 
– Tom Dixon

To help celebrate the Festival of Lights we have several events taking place, in-store promotions and we’ll be revisiting some of our favourite lights.


 

Events

Q&A with Tom Dixon – Heals London 

Tom Dixon will be speaking in London at Heals’ flagship store, on the 20th October, for a special evening to celebrate the Festival of Light.

 

Tom Dixon New York Shop Party

Hosted at our New York shop, on October 20th from 6pm – 10pm we’ll be celebrating the festival of Light. Serving drinks and small bites we’re giving away ETCH tea light holders with every $150 purchase and it’s your last chance for 15% off in store.

 

Tom Dixon London Talk by Tom Dixon

To celebrate the Festival of Light we are hosting a special evening at our London showroom. Join us at the Wharf Building, Portobello Dock, 344 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5BU

6pm – Drinks and Canapés and  6.30pm CPD Accredited Talk by Tom Dixon. Complimentary offer on Etch lights. Places are limited and R.S.V.P is essential.

More info | R.S.V.P. Now

 


 

 

“Lighting is the best way to change the atmosphere in an environment.“

 

ETCH Lighting by Tom Dixon

ETCH

Designed for the digital age, ETCH was conceived on a computer and manufactured through the digital-dependent technique of precision acid photo-etching.

Our ETCH collection are digitally printed but etched using the same process. Tessellated on sheet metal. The small size and thinness of the unassembled panels enable it to be packed into a standard pack and posted through a letterbox. We now assemble the pendants so they're ready to install. 

Since the Middle Ages metal-workers etched for decorative purposes. An instrumental process in illustrated printing throughout the ages and now essential in circuit board printing.

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Stone Lights by Tom Dixon

STONE

A series of lights inspired by the materiality of marble, the semi-precious surface which has transfixed architects, sculptors and designers for millennia.

The STONE collection is our attempt to do justice to the millions of years, the unimaginable pressures and the heat involved in the creation of these beautiful rocks.

This hard, semi‑precious surface which bears a unique fingerprint has transfixed architects, sculptors and designers for millennia, and for us too this is the dream material – tough yet tactile, heavy and long‑lasting with individual personality. We have used white marble for delicate lamps, sturdy chopping boards and elegant candle holders.

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 Plane Chandelier for the Festival of Light

PLANE

Inspired by intercepting metallic planes; mirroring of light and silhouettes; PLANE is an exercise in expressive minimalism.

Characterised by its simplicity and bold geometry, the PLANE family includes an 18-piece chandelier, a short 4-piece chandelier, round and triangle pendants, as well as a table and wall light.

Graphic silhouettes made from a brass-plated steel frame and a double layered white glass sphere create a mysterious optical illusion.

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