INTRODUCING MELT, FAT AND TANK

INTRODUCING MELT, FAT AND TANK

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Introducing MELT, FAT and TANK

24 Hours in Shanghai 

We celebrate Tom Dixon’s extraordinary objects and best-selling families.

Obsessed with the idea of creating an imperfect, organic and naturalistic lighting object, MELT was created. Made from a process of blow-moulding and vacuum metallisation, it creates a mesmerizing hot blown glass effect when on and transforms into a mirrored asymmetric orb when off.

Our FAT upholstery chair range is designed to hug the body and allows for multiple sitting positions. The extreme simplicity of the components is a testament to form following function, whilst maintaining a humorous silhouette and a reductionist aesthetic. Quite a balancing act!

TANK takes its sculptural cue from the functional shapes and volumes of scientific glassware. Minimal yet decorative for a multiplicity of purposes of drinking, pouring, storing and displaying food and drink, the range forms bold building blocks of table-top architecture.

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MELT: We found a misshapen, white plastic lamp moulding in the factory. We decided to get that moulding metallised and we were shocked at how extraordinary it looked, particularly when we tried a new technique of semi-transparent mirror coating. You could see through the reflective surface and view the amazing patterns created by the light bouncing off the internal curved surfaces. Our factory told us that we couldn’t use this shape as it belonged to some Swedish designers, but luckily it turned out that those designers were friends of mine called FRONT, so I got in touch with them, licensed the shape and the result is our most successful lamp ever. And the moral of this story is that sometimes not designing is the best design of all. – Tom Dixon

FAT: I do think that ‘Fatness’ has become a negative word, but in the world of upholstery it has to be a positive. So when we were looking for a series of pieces of furniture for our new headquarters restaurant – The Coal Office – in London, it felt like a good moment to celebrate plumpness, generosity and comfort, so we started with the most fattest, simplest and most reduced of basic shapes inspired by Frankfurters, inspired by balloon art and inspired by just general cuddliness. – Tom Dixon

TANK: So the cone, the cylinder and the sphere have been recognised for thousands of years - alongside the cube - as the building blocks that allowed most other shapes to be constructed. Even Archimedes demanded that these shapes be placed on his tomb. Now I don’t really want that on my grave, but these shapes have been really good to me and we use them in as un-complicated a way as possible on the Tank collection of glassware, and despite the basic shapes being so common, it still feels like you can re-organise them in a way that is fresh and contemporary. – Tom Dixon

Tank Decanter Black

Tank Decanter Black

In Black, Tank sets a mysterious and indulgent tone to our glassware collection. Created through a technically demanding fusion of clear and solid black glass, Tank is mouth-blown into the graphic forms for timeless table top architecture.

Each decanter is hand made and variations will occur between items. Colour may change over time due to the character of the material. Suitable for use with food. Always rinse before use. Hand-wash in warm soapy water and dry with a soft cloth. Not dish-washer safe. Do not use abrasive agents as this will damage the surface. 

Tank Decanter has a capacity of 1L.

Melt LED Pendant

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.

Fat Lounge Chair Wool

Fat Lounge Chair Wool

Designed to hug the body and allowing for multiple sitting positions, this lounge chair is upholstered in Wool. Fat is made from moulded foam with a metal leg launching in high gloss black lacquer and made to order upholstery. Manufactured in Europe, hand finished and upholstered by experienced craftsmen.
Tank Jug Black

Tank Jug Black

In Black, Tank sets a mysterious and indulgent tone to our glassware collection. Created through a technically demanding fusion of clear and solid black glass, Tank is mouth-blown into the graphic forms for timeless table top architecture.

Each jug is hand made and variations will occur between items. Colour may change over time due to the character of the material. Suitable for use with food. Always rinse before use. Hand-wash in warm soapy water and dry with a soft cloth. Not dish-washer safe. Do not use abrasive agents as this will damage the surface.

Tank Wine Glasses Black x2

Tank Wine Glasses Black x2

In Black, Tank sets a mysterious and indulgent tone to our glassware collection. Created through a technically demanding fusion of clear and solid black glass, Tank is mouth-blown into the graphic forms for timeless table top architecture.

Each wine glass is hand made and variations will occur between items. Colour may change over time due to the character of the material. Suitable for use with food. Always rinse before use. Hand-wash in warm soapy water and dry with a soft cloth. Not dish-washer safe. Do not use abrasive agents as this will damage the surface.