Having very recently opened a sandwich café at Harrods, British designer Tom Dixon shows no signs of slowing down as he launches a stunning new range of home accessories. The designer explores materials like copper, crystal and cast iron to turn everyday objects into covetable works of art. Though the designs are minimal in appearance, their metallic luster certainly sets them apart.
Dixon’s Tank vessels are mouth-blown glass containers painted with copper and crafted in unusual geometric shapes, perfect for displaying fresh cut flowers and ferns. The hand painted copper adds an almost futuristic element to these vases.
The Trove range features a set of cast iron storage boxes in an irresistible matte black finish. Their lids are created from pressed glass whose magnifying properties make the objects inside the box appear larger than they really are. Dixon describes them as “not a conventional decorative accessory, more a multifunctional design artefact that can masquerade as a treasure box”.
The Cube collection is a luxe take on everyday stationery, offering up a tape dispenser, a stapler, a desk tidy and pens in a copper plated avatar. The range is all sleek lines and minimal embellishment, perfect for that mahogany desk you have at work.
Dixon also expands his Cog collection, adding a brass steampunk inspired pen and storage block to his existing range of tableware.
The collections will debut at the Maison & Objet trade fair at the Nord Villepinte exhibition centre outside Paris from 23 to 27 January.