Above: Plum cocktail ware
What a way to start the year for Tom Dixon as he is announced Maison & Objet Designer of the Year 2014. His latest collection of 50 extraordinary accessories and artefacts designed in London will launch in Paris at the show. Engineering, physics and nature inspired the range fashioned from natural and semi-precious materials.
Plum is a series of modern cocktail barware formed from mouth-blown, hand-cut glass and copper. The futuristic copper-plated cocktail shaker with large belly and tapered ends allows a firmer grip and more balanced shaking. The slim end cap also functions as a spirit measure. A luxurious way to serve memorable drinks. Cocktail aficionados, collectors, modern scientists and the sophisticated host will love the collections.
“We took inspiration from the medieval alchemist and eastern philosopher’s quest to reduce all matter to four simple elements. Our minimalist attitude has delivered four scents of extreme simplicity and individual character that reflect their elemental names of Fire, Air, Earth and Water”, said Tom.
Another new adventure for the company is the celebration of bare essentials presented in mouth-blown glass bottles. All four scents were created in a bid to de-mystify the obscure complexities of the most misunderstood of the senses – smell. Available in medium, large and in a special Scent Elements gift set of all four scents.
Above: Stripe Round
Tom continues his quest to explore floor covering amongst other uncharted territories with new textural geometric rugs. The Stripe Round and Stripe Rectangle are pure wool rugs hand knotted in two directions and in two heights to give a simple graphic pattern that works well in minimal or decorative interiors. Both products are available in 2 colour versions, black/white and black/yellow.
Above: Arc Collection
Solid brass table-top utensils with expressive forms, Arc is a celebration of no-fuss materiality inspired by Science fiction combined with practical shapes that are easy to use. Made through a sand-casting process, each piece is unique. Arc comprises a trivet, a bottle opener and a cork screw. The trivet comes in two pieces. It can be combined to form a simple centre piece trivet to protect a table top from heat or water damage, or can be used in multiple configurations.
Above: Cog Candelabrum
The designer found he constantly referred to great British engineering. It was important to create a sense of the tooled and the machined with the Cog range, these pieces are formed in brass plated solid aluminium. Cog comprises candle holders (medium and large), tea light holders (cone and cylinder), containers (small and large), a candelabrum and a desk tidy.
To see the full range visit: www.tomdixon.net