When it comes to lighting, metal is the message for Tunisian-born English designer Tom Dixon. His favored colors and materials include brass, silver, chrome and the typically underutilized copper.
Interior designers love his Beat lamp collection for their clean lines and versatility. With an array of complimentary shapes in each line and color, it’s possible to have variety and minimalism at the same. Tom Dixon recently extended the line with the Beat wall light — a.k.a. “sconce” — that features the same signature hand-beaten brass interior, inspired by water vessels in India.
With his Melt pendant lights, Tom Dixon’s experiments in vacuum metalization takes on a new twist. Distorted and entrancing, the light bouncing and reflecting around the uneven surfaces creates a dramatic melting hot blown glass effect. Melt lamps are translucent when on and mirror-finish when off. The are available in copper, chrome and a gold finish, which is the only way you can bring “molten lava” into your living space.
The Etch series of hanging lamps is inspired by the logic of pure mathematics. Geodesic structures are made up of sections of 0.4 mm etched metal sheets. This pendant light has a detailed pattern which casts a mass of intricate shadows when lit. Etch lights can be hung in multiples or as a single pendant. Also available in brass, copper, and as a candle holder.
See Tom Dixon’s Beat, Melt and Etch lighting lines on display now at the Anima Domus Miami showroom.