Cathy J. Zuniga Lighting January 05th 2019, 16:07:54
Who is this Tom Dixon and is so great about the lighting he makes? Well, read on and you will find out why he and his design are worth talking about. And really, those lightings are worth every penny you will use to buy them. Dixon has successfully got his copper shade fixtures into the spotlight of decoration today. Wherever you look, into a rustic structure, vintage abode, or modern space, this lighting shines the place.
It may be hard to take in, but Dixon started in the field as a dropout with nonexistent formal training. He is self-taught. And maybe lucky that he is. His career in the designing world started as a hobby to weld his motorcycle. It is his fascination with the process that tells him to experiment and try different techniques. From there and then on, he moved on to furniture. So good in handling the furniture, he secured a job as Habitat’s head of design and Artek creative director while not stopping his independent designing job.
As an insight into the head of Tom Dixon, he said to Dwell Magazine, “You can take the principles of what something stands for and use them in a completely new way. Otherwise, you’re just a retrospective company.” So this is how serious he is willing to embrace innovation. Even with the simplest shade and shape, his works are the result far from simple processes and pushed limits. His latest copper shade is the result of plain polycarbonate orb and copper coating undergoing vaporization, suction, vacuum, and who knows what else.
The end pieces of the copper shade have every potential to advance the sophistication of any kind of space. They come in various sizes and have adjustable cable, totally customizable. The simplicity allows them to be put above the kitchen counter, dining table, as an accent for living room, even showstopper in a barbershop. Experience the sophistication of these copper from the photos we collate below and we dare you to honestly say if they are not the attention thieves in any room.