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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: