Designer of the year Maison et Objet 2014: Tom Dixon

Named as designer of the year 2014 by Maison et Objet, Tom Dixon has launched a new collection of accessories in Paris. The series includes ‘plum’, a variety of glass and copper bar artefacts, ‘arc’, sand casted solid brass table-top utensils and ‘cog’, brass-plated metal candle holders and containers. All made from natural and semi-precious materials, the objects reference forms found in nature and in fields of engineering and physics.

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Creating a sense of the tooled and the machined, the brass-plated aluminum ‘cog’ collection brings a sense of british engineering into the home. The series features medium and large candle holders, conical and cylindrical tea light holders, small and large containers, a candelabra and a desk organizer.

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Influenced by science fiction and futuristic simplicity, ‘arc’, the series of unique table-top utensils, are constructed with solid brass using a sand-casting process. The collection comprises a two-piece trivet that can be combined to form a simple centre piece to protect a table top from heat or water damage, a bottle opener and a cork screw.

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Formed from glass and copper, each mouth-blown and hand-cut piece from the ‘plum’ collection brings functional cocktail culture and drinking tradition into a contemporary context. ‘The futuristic copper-plated cocktail shaker with large belly and tapered ends allows a firmer grip and more balanced shaking,’ explains dixon. Tthe slim end cap also functions as a spirit measure.’ plum comprises tongs, vases (small and large), swizzle sticks, a cocktail shaker, a serving platter, an ice bucket, a champagne bucket and a lemon squeezer.

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