Following a year of predominately digital events, Tom Dixon has embarked on a ‘grand tour’ of Europe, which will see him visit eight cities in total showcasing the brand’s latest lighting collections and exploring the two key themes of Luminosity and Materiality.
The tour began in Milan at The Manzoni, Tom Dixon’s restaurant and Milanese base, on 8 September 2021, aligning with Salone Del Mobile. Following the presentation, Tom was joined by Living Edge, distributor of Tom Dixon in Australia, CEO Aidan Mawhinney for a live Q&A. “My first encounter with Milan opened my eyes to an immense international design world that had previously been invisible from my British perspective,” Tom said. “The passion for design of the Milanese and the understanding of its transformative power remains with me to this day.”
Following the presentation, Tom was joined by Living Edge, distributor of Tom Dixon in Australia, CEO Aidan Mawhinney for a live Q&A.
In celebration of the event, The Manzoni remained open to the public for three days and hosted a press preview and presentation. Francesca Sarti curated VIP lunches and dinners from food design studio Arabeschi di Latte and The Manzoni, while a ‘luminosity’ themed afternoon tea was designed by inventive food creators Bompas & Parr, featuring the studio’s new Benham & Froud jellies.
Tom presented the latest additions to Tom Dixon lighting, which includes the MELT collection and an array of PRESS lights. The Melt Chandelier, featuring a selection of orbs protruding from steel tubes, is a contemporary take on the traditional lighting fixture. Its configuration organically projects to create a dynamic sculpture, celebrating the imperfections. PRESS is a collection of lights made from thick, transparent glass. The ribbed glass in the Sphere and Cone pieces diffuse the light and project striped linear patterns.