17 years of Tom Dixon at Milan Design Week
Each year we’ve tended to avoid the main exhibition halls and sort out interesting and unusual venues throughout the city of Milan to show our latest innovations and extraordinary objects. We’ve collaborated, gone it alone, got caught in volcanic dust storms. We’ve operated cinemas, we’ve entertained, had many many parties, we’ve been in trouble, we’ve had fun. But every year the mission has stayed the same: we’ve tried to give people experiences, interesting and immersive opportunities to come together, through design.
Mass Dining Table
A family of super-polished solid brass tables manufactured in the UK and made from one single extruded box section of brass. By using the most familiar unit in furniture construction – the plank – and presenting a series of familiar objects in a highly polished gold hued metal, Dixon manages to make domestic archetypes into monumental heavyweight sculpture. The rectangular tube is used in a multitude of configurations and will eventually be presented as a made to measure construction set, with a series of predetermined junctions that allow architects and interior designers the liberty to construct their own Mass artefact.
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Wingback Chair Wool
Wingback is Tom Dixon's much appreciated armchair with its expressive sweeping curves that act as a sculptural intervention. This armchair is upholstered in Wool and available in a variety of colours and leg options. The wings provide convenient acoustic protection for mobile phone use and a headrest for quick snoozes.
S Chair Wool
Born in Tom's 80's London workshop, the S Chair has been re-engineered using the latest developments in manufacturing technology for maximum comfort. This chair is upholstered in Wool and available in a variety of colours and sits proudly on its steering-wheel inspired cast iron base.
Melt LED Pendant
Melt is a beautifully distorted pendant light in a modern finish. Emitting an attractive, mildly hallucinogenic light, this Tom Dixon ceiling light creates a mesmerizing 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.
This pendant is Title 24 certified.
HYDRO is a limited-edition chair created in collaboration with HYDRO, the biggest aluminium producer in the world. The HYDRO chair is an innovation in aluminium technology. It has been blow-formed (through a process called Superplastic Forming) at high temperatures and then laser cut by robots. These methods were developed in the automotive industries to make deep and complex forms that were impossible to achieve a few years ago. The ballooned pattern gives strength and rigidity and lends a soft and humorous pop sensibility to the lightweight and shiny metal sheet.
Each chair is marked with a limited edition number and comes with a certificate signed by Tom Dixon.