Tom Dixon to launch brass accessories
at Maison&Objet

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Maison&Objet 2014: British designer Tom Dixon will show his latest range of brass home accessories based on cogs at the Maison&Objet trade fair later this month.

Tom Dixon to launch brass accessories at Maison & Objet

Tom Dixon has designed two collections of brass items for the home. His Cog collection references industrial machine parts and tools.

"As we scour factories worldwide, we find ourselves constantly referring to great British engineering," said Dixon. "Creating a sense of the tooled and the machined, these pieces are formed in brass-plated solid aluminium."

Tom Dixon to launch brass accessories at Maison & Objet

The range features candle holders in two sizes, cone and cylinder-shaped tea light holders, different sized trinket boxes, a candelabra and a desk tidy.

Tom Dixon to launch brass accessories at Maison & Objet

Sections of each item have been turned on a lathe to create a diamond-shaped pattern, a process known as knurling, to create a better surface for gripping.

Tom Dixon to launch brass accessories at Maison & Objet

The Arc collection contains a two-piece trivet, a bottle opener and a corkscrew, all created in solid brass using a sand-casting process. Dixon called them "science fiction-inspired futuristic simplicity combined with practical shapes that are easy to use."

Tom Dixon to launch brass accessories at Maison & Objet

A four-point star can be removed from the centre of the circular trivet so the elements can be used to protect table surfaces from hot or wet cooking utensils.

Tom Dixon to launch brass accessories at Maison & Objet

The bottle opener and corkscrew both have curved tops and embossed edges.

Tom Dixon to launch brass accessories at Maison & Objet

These new products will be exhibited at the Maison&Objet trade fair outside Paris from 24-28 January.

Tom Dixon to launch brass accessories at Maison & Objet

  • Damian

    Which great British engineer used brass plated aluminium cogs?

  • Donny

    Personally, I have no misconceptions about the need for companies to outsource manufacturing to low wage countries – it is a simple fact of economics. What I don’t like is that too many, Tom Dixon included, rarely refer to this in their promotion. These products, and so many others from certain ‘British’ design/manufacturing firms, were made in China (I’m guessing Guangzhou). Please, just be honest (I for one would respect that). This is as British as our favourite drink (tea) which does not grow here…

    • Donny

      Replying to my own post… at least Mr Dixon did hint that these were only ‘inspired’ by British Engineering. And that they ‘scour factories worldwide’. So a good amount of honesty there.

  • globalchallenge

    Great – now the copycats Dixon used to complain about only have to go to the next hardware store.

  • James

    Such poor quality design. Churned out, poorly thought out junk with a weak concept further diluted by completely failing to properly reference the materials used in these ‘Great British feats of engineering’ that they have scoured the world for!?

  • Tim

    Have you got your own international design company James? Probably not. Go figure.

  • Sam

    If Dixon doesn’t like copycats why is he realising these when they can be easily replicated? The candlesticks could be made anywhere by anyone who has access to a metal lathe.