tom dixon reimagines british members clubs for milan design week 2014
all images courtesy of tom dixon
on the occasion of milan design week 2014, british designer tom dixon is presenting a new line of furniture, lighting and accessories under the theme of ‘club’. the historic british members club is reimagined as a contemporary version of the gentleman’s hangout — a modern day home-away-from-home, a plush, exquisite haven where work and play collide. from cocktail shakers to cozy seaters,’club’ comprises a palette of brilliant metallic colors — with silver lined lamps, golden plated pendants, and tactile finishes with new functions. describing the collection’s traditional source of influence, dixon says ‘a misspent youth spent in the london warehouse club scene, and a more recent series of experimental interiors designed for the new breed of private clubs are the reasons why we have chosen to reinvigorate the fabled british members club into a futuristic social environment.’
new products presented in milan include additions to the popular ‘beat‘ family, inspired by the sculptural simplicity of traditional water vessels used in india. both table and floor lights incorporate the hand-beaten shade.
additions to the popular ‘beat’ lamp family
a series of drawn and sharply upholstered silhouettes, ‘the pivot collection‘ consists of a high-back chair, a low-back chair and a bar stool – all made with internal metal frame, molded foam upholstery and rotating die-cast aluminum base.
‘pivot’ chairs amongst the collection
the ‘pivot’ collection
paying homage to optical engineering, ‘flood‘ hanging lamps boast a strong profile and draw inspiration from the automotive industry’s technical mastery. made from injection–molded polymers, the result is a robust and highly reflective object.
‘flood’ hanging lamps is robust and highly reflective
a tactile table top made from durable polyurethane, the ‘y table‘ comes in two sizes and two different finishes — a plain black top and with an enamel insert, which adds a vibrant pop of color. ‘y table’ is waterproof and works well on any of the table bases.
the ‘y table’, a tactile table top made from durable polyurethane
‘grey beat’ is an exercise in expressive minimalism. the instantly recognizable pendants are recolored in grey with a precious internal silver plate, creating a warm, shimmering glow.
‘grey beat’ pendants reveal a precious internal silver skin