Afraid of the Dark

Afraid of the Dark

Afraid of the Dark

As the nights get longer and the days get more overcast, and we all get to spend more time indoors as winter closes in and this can encourage a sense of gloom.

This is when we all must find ways to conquer our universal fear of the dark.
 

Extensive research has demonstrated that good lighting practices will improve your mood and make you work and relaxation more effectively, poor lighting can encourage poor sleeping, decreased energy or even depression.

 

Extreme fear of the dark is called Nyctophobia, and Freud linked it to separation anxiety, but it is more likely that as Humans are by nature daytime animals with no night vison, fear of the dark is an evolutionary trait embedded into us from Primeval times when the night time was actually an authentically dangerous landscape where predators and rival tribes could attack.

 

Luckily at Tom Dixon we see darkness as the opportunity - the design challenge that we use to inform our lighting creations.

Interior spaces deserve to be properly considered and beautifully illuminated so over the next weeks, as we approach the multiplicity of winter festivals and celebrations, we will reveal our ideas and solutions to keep darkness well at bay, and provide joyful, positive luminosity.
 

Together we can conquer our FEAR OF THE DARK.

Melt Pendant Chrome

Melt Pendant Chrome

Melt is a beautifully distorted pendant in a modern Chrome 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.
Opal Pendant Light 50cm

Opal Pendant Light 50cm

Working with our German engineering partners, we have designed our own recipe of opalescent polycarbonate, resulting in a satisfyingly ethereal orb. We decided to remove the usual dangling lightbulb and replace it with our latest LED disc, making an extremely powerful illuminating device.

Spring Pendant White Medium

Spring Pendant White Medium

A ceiling light made from multiple bands of high-performance stainless steel in a white finish. 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.

Globe Pendant Chrome

Globe Pendant Chrome

You can probably tell that we are obsessed with spherical objects. In our perpetual quest for the purest forms, Globe stands out as the most minimal of the lot. A spherical orb, highly mirrored and perfectly reflective during the day, when switched on reveals a multiplicity of internal reflections from the integral LED. Reminiscent of ancient witch balls, hollowed spheres of coloured glass which were used to ward off evil spirits, Globe is available in Chrome and Copper finishes in pendant form, as well as two floor lights.