THE OPENING OF TOM DIXON THESSALONIKI
A new experiential showroom and Café in partnership with 2nd Floor.
Imagine drinking your coffee from a small coffee grinder’s in Treviso, comfortably seating in a Tom Dixon WINGBACK chair, without leaving the very center of Thessaloniki. Tom Dixon Thessaloniki is the new arrival at Chrisostomou Smirnis Street, an experiential showroom of Tom Dixon and a Café in one, operated by 2nd Floor.
The showroom, consisting of two levels, was designed in compliance with Tom Dixon's visual identity. A juxtaposition of raw and refined, of rough and polished, that seamlessly blend to create an extraordinary sensory result. The space itself offered some great architectural qualities: Zoellner ceilings and concrete elements, which were discovered during the creation of the showroom, restored, and highlighted. The floor was covered with self-leveling concrete and the walls were specially treated to reinforce this feeling of roughness. As far as color is concerned, the hues used on some of the walls were the blue and pink of the Tom Dixon branding.
The space was furnished with Tom Dixon products, as well as custom-made furniture. The Tom Dixon furniture, lights and accessories were carefully curated and placed by product family. More specifically, one of the first impressions for the visitor as they enter is a ‘cloud’ of MIRROR BALL pendants floating above their heads.
The showroom features, among others, lights from the SPRING series, a playful arrangement of MELT pendants, surface lights and chandelier, CUT surface lights and COPPER Shade pendants. The majority of tables are from the TUBE and the SCREW collection with elegant marble tops, and the chairs are a compilation of the FAN, SLAB, and SCOOP collection. Regarding the custom-made furniture, such as the bar, the showcase of accessories, the benches, the staff locker and the exterior of the WC, they were made from galvanized steel and shaped like geometric solids.
The unique characteristic of Tom Dixon Thessaloniki, is that the visitor can fully experience the Tom Dixon's aesthetic and design, whilst enjoying their exceptional coffee, tea, drinks, or our signature cocktails in Tom Dixon PUCK glasses. For us, it is the details that matter. Such as the pecan nuts dipped in espresso (from the local Exereton) that are offered to accompany the coffee. Last but not least, Tom Dixon Thessaloniki proudly presents its collaboration with Sugarela pastry shop (one should not miss the Tom Dixon carbon cookie with activated charcoal and fresh butter).
Tom Dixon x 2nd Floor
Chrisostomou Smirnis 6
546 22 Thessaloniki
Official Instagram page: @tomdixon_thessaloniki
Melt Pendant Gold
Melt is a beautifully distorted pendant in a modern Gold finish and matching ceiling rose. Emitting an attractive, mildly hallucinogenic light, this ceiling light creates a mesmirizing melting hot-blown glass effect when on and a mirror-finish effect when off. Made in Germany using a high tech manufacturing technique to achieve the perfect melted orb.
Fan Chair Black
Originally a dramatic and sculptural take on a British design classic, Fan is available as a high back chair, dining chair, stool and table. The stools and chairs have a black leather seat pad, while the chairs feature a curved back, offering support and comfort. The lounge chair is available in black or natural ash.
Spring Pendant White Large
Spring is a series of three pendant lamps made up of stainless-steel strips. Pliant ribbons of stainless steel have been arranged like a whisk around our custom-made dimmable Tom Dixon LED disc. The semi-transparent shape thus created can be adjusted to a variety of silhouettes - from a flat arrangement reminiscent of a spirograph drawing, to a flying saucer configuration and on to a fuller shape akin to a pumpkin.
Cut Surface Light Gold
Cut is a futuristic and faceted surface light in a contemporary Gold finish. Its half metallised surface creates an extraordinary optical effect that reflects and enhances its environment. The wall light is made in Germany using a high tech manufacturing technique - and cut like a diamond to increase its luminosity.
Bell Table Light Brass
Bell is an exercise in reductionism, its polished surface reflecting the characteristics and the colours of its surroundings. The table lamps are fitted with an integrated, smooth dimmer and have a weighted base for added stability.