tom dixon: cast shoe for eclectic collection
 
tom dixon: cast shoe for eclectic collection
jan 23, 2012

tom dixon: cast shoe for eclectic collection

tom dixon: cast shoe for eclectic collection image © designboom

 

 

 

designboom brings you a sneak peek of british designer tom dixon‘s highly anticipated work, spotted at maison et objet 2012. the entire body of works of the new ‘eclectic’ collection is the fair’s best kept secret, as images have not officially been released to the public.

 

‘cast shoe’ is probably the most sculptural of them all. it refers to a classic english gentleman’s brogue, cast in solid aluminium with either a copper plated finish or a black powder coating. is it a bowl? each piece of footwear measures approximately H85 x W300 x D100 mm and features details such as creases from wear and  decorative perforations.

tom dixon: cast shoe for eclectic collection the shoes feature details such as creases from wear and decorative perforations image © designboom

 

 

 

in recent years dixon concentrated on explorations of materials and manufacturing techniques to apply to his lighting and furniture designs. with the ‘eclectic’ collection he also wanted to execute some of the smaller ideas the studio had along the way. ‘things that are to play with or give or use everyday, things that are designed and are undesigned, things that are… eclectic.’

 

dixon is currently in discussion with international manufacturers regarding the production of the pieces, with hopes of going public before september 2012. stay tuned for follow ups. we are waiting for tom’s go ahead.

tom dixon: cast shoe for eclectic collection decorative perforation of the shoes are hand-made, whereby each one varies from one to the other image © designboom

tom dixon: cast shoe for eclectic collection ‘cast shoe’ with copper finish image © designboom

tom dixon: cast shoe for eclectic collection ‘cast shoes’ finished with black powder coating image © designboom

  • All ideas are old. What matters is context and execution.

    Mort d'Urban
  • Its stupid. What a waste of a earth metal. I have to keep asking myself…why???

    I am old enough to remember the cast baby shoes. They signified something important…what does this signify? Cool shiny, vintage?

    I am a designer, I love old shoes…I love fashion and art…but this is useless for all but the most diehard popular culture fan. Perhaps Ton Dixon envisions becoming the next Warhol…with castings of commonplace ubiquitous items…but the idea is old.

    urban_woodswalker
  • it’s a fun piece! I want one.

    gerda
  • Any older person remembers casting baby shoes but it fell out of fashion long ago. Doing it now isnt new but maybe it will come back into fashion by the bored set.

    charles
  • because he (tom dixon) can.. ?

    Kenny G
  • why?

    jane 24 jan 2012
  • Wow, fantastic use copper finish with the matt black to contrast.

    Freddie
  • Where can I buy?!

    DesignGod

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