Tom Dixon - Milan 2016
Tom Dixon is firmly established as one of Britain's most iconic designers - even the Queen thinks so awarding him an OBE in 2001! Producing a vast array of homewares, from tables and chairs to tealight holders and more famously lighting, Tom Dixon products grace the interiors of shops, restaurants, offices, hotels - and the list goes on - all over the world.
So there was no doubt that I was going to check out his exhibit at Milan Design Week which was hosted in the beautiful Rotunda della Besana. It was also the launch of a stunning new product range, Melt, a lighting series resembling hand-blown glass.
The presentation was a collaboration with Caesarstone, a quartz stone manufacturer, displaying four conceptual kitchens referencing the natural elements. Each kitchen was designed with the colours and materials to reflect the mood of each element. Tom Dixon also designed the dining areas which were more of a highlight for me.
I particularly loved the Curve pendants (above) that look very sci-fi and are made out of intricately etched metal.
The beautiful brass foiled legs on these Scoop chairs seated around the brass Mass console table instantly add glamour and bling to any dining setting and were a favourite of mine.
However, the piece de resistance in my opinion were the Fade pendant lights in copper and chrome displayed in stunningly sculptural configurations.
There is no doubt that Tom Dixon and his studio continue to produce exquisite items. You can purchase from a number of outlets including Heals - or a top tip is to sign up at the Tom Dixon website for notifications of the sales held at Tom Dixon HQ in Portobello Dock, you can grab some serious bargains there!