Launched at the Salone del Mobile in Milan is the latest creation from Tom Dixon: Etch (2010). This candleholder is digitally manufactured via an industrial process used to produce electronics such as circuit boards. The advanced method allows intricate patterns to be cut – or etched – directly into the metal. With its geodesic structure, one candleholder will throw a mass of interesting shadows in all directions, and multiple candleholders can be locked together to create a larger centerpiece. Born in Tunisia and raised in England, Dixon has a reputation that frequently precedes him. His bad boy mystique – Dixon dropped out of art school following a motorcycle accident and spent time playing bass in a rock band – is intriguing when juxtaposed with his unmistakable talent and emergence as one of England’s most influential designers. Made in China.
Born in Tunisia and raised in England, Tom Dixon's reputation frequently precedes him. His mystique as a bad boy Dixon dropped out of art school following a motorcycle accident and spent time in his 20s playing bass with a rock band and organizing warehouse parties is nearly as recognized as his unmistakable gift for design and emergence as one of England's most influential designers.
Having taught himself welding, but lacking a retail venue to sell his work, he opened Space in the mid '80s. Dixon first received international acclaim with his S Chair, which was introduced by Cappellini in 1989. He launched Eurolounge in 1994 as a way to manufacture his lighting designs on British soil. For his own projects, Dixon gathers inspiration from the world around him, encompassing concepts small and large from industrial revolution-era engines to the common paperclip. Read more >