Focus on… Tom Dixon’s Pressed Glass Light

…STOP PRESS… This is the first in my series of ‘focus on’ pieces – picking out particular items which have caught my eye to focus on and talk about in more detail. Stay tuned for more…  

You would be forgiven for mistaking pictures of Tom Dixon’s bottle green pressed glass lights for an extravagant (and large!) piece of jewellery. But this piece is in fact part of the next iteration of his Utility project where he focuses not only on individuality but also robust, ‘honest’ design and functionality.  

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Dixon's Pressed Glass pendant light

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Image via Mocoloco

http://mocoloco.com/archives/011867.php  

Tom Dixon says: “I have always been inspired by the no nonsense approach of industrial artifacts and military engineering, science and mathematics, alongside materials and processes for manufacture. So this season, nothing has changed! Our theme of Utility talks of usefulness and longevity, which feels appropriate right now.”  

The visibly well crafted construction is clear – the pendants are satisfyingly heavy and the manufacturing indents nod to the industrial roots this collection has stemmed from.  

Dixon is hailed as an ambassador for British design and his statement of intent ‘Extraordinary objects for everyday use’ is certainly being fulfilled with this great design.

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~ by interioralchemist on 20/07/2010.

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