Tom Dixon launches "minimal and geometric"
Plane light collection

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Milan 2014: designer Tom Dixon presented a collection of pendant and table lights that combine geometric brass-plated planes with spherical glass shades in Milan last week.

Tom Dixon Plane Collection in Milan

Dixon's Plane collection features two-dimensional surfaces surrounding spherical diffusers, creating lamps with geometric outlines that change depending on the aspect they're viewed from.

"Geometry is a constant in my work," Dixon told Dezeen, explaining the form of the lamps. "Actually I think in the main I have been minimal and geometric for many years now, starting with the Jack Lamp in 1997, or maximal and geometric, such as with the Pylon Chair in 1990."

Tom Dixon Plane Collection in Milan

The flat planes are made from steel covered in reflective brass plating, while the spherical diffusers are produced from white glass.

"The flat and the round, the shiny and the matt, the reflective and the translucent is just part of the exploration of opposites that we started a couple of years ago with a collection called Rough & Smooth," Dixon added.

Tom Dixon Plane Collection in Milan

Pendant versions are available with either round or triangular planes, while the table lamp balances on a separate surface fixed perpendicular to the rear of the metal section surrounding the light.

Tom Dixon Plane Collection in Milan

Electrical cords that carry current to the bulbs disappear into raised channels that lead from one edge of the flat surfaces to the central glass sphere.

Grouping the lights close to one another results in dynamic reflections across the warm brass surfaces.

Tom Dixon Plane Collection in Milan

The lights were displayed at Tom Dixon's stand at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile last week, alongside a range of new furniture and lighting products referencing the comfortable and cultured environment of a traditional British members' club.

  • R.

    Actually very cool indeed, some more iconic pieces ; )