Milan Design Week has been one of the best leading events when it comes to defining international interior design trends Worldwide! Seen as this event has managed to attract so many design enthusiasts, it’s natural that some of the World’s top brands make their presence in this event every year. The yearly event manages […]
One of the main brands set to return to Milan Design Week 2019 is Kohler, a global lifestyle brand set to host an enticing sensory experience at the Palazzo Del Senato where they will be showing this company’s approach to design throughout the years. This exhibit aside from showing off Kohler’s most relevant products […]
Yesterday Milan Design Agenda started a round-up of top brands that will exhibit at Milan Furniture Fair 2016 with Minotti Collezzioni. Today we pick, a british design who is known as one of world best designers, Tom Dixon. Tom Dixon will debut a range of homeware that references the brand’s material “building blocks” in Salone del Mobile 2016.
The presentation will take place at The Restaurant by Caesarstone and Tom Dixon – a collaboration between the designer and the quartz-surface brand for which four kitchen units will be used to produce a menu for the visitors. The collection – named Materiality – is made up of five ranges, each highlighting the basic materials or “raw matter” used by the brand to create its products.
“Marble, wood and plastic, glass, iron, brass and copper are the basic building blocks that have defined our products from the outset,” said the designer. “This year, we step back and take a look at our biggest influence and an underpinning inspiration for what we do: our materials.”
Lamps in second collection named Fade are made from a polycarbonate shade moulded into a teardrop shape. “The teardrop shape focusses the lightbulb’s output into a satisfyingly round and luminous circle, acting as the ultimate oversized spotlight,” said the designer. “The metal finish is unusual as it graduates from completely reflective to transparent in an even fade along the body of the lamp.”
Melt – an existing range of pendants designed to look like mouth-blown glass in collaboration with Swedish studio Front – has been updated with floor and table lamp versions. A set of stackable DIY furniture named Offcut is designed to challenge the perception of flat-pack as cheap and disposable.
The collection will debut at the Rotonda della Besana church during Milan design week, which takes place from 12 to 17 April 2016.
Now, imagine if Tom Dixon had the chance to furnish your entire home like the following one. See the video and let your imagination get wings: