Milan 2010: Lighting made of double-walled spun metal will be among the new products to be launched by British designer Tom Dixon in Milan this April.
Other new pieces will include a wooden cafe chair called Peg and a bench made of the rough timber that industry normally discards, which is a continuation of the Offcut series (see our earlier story).
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Here's some text from Dixon:
Milan 2010 INDUSTRY - FLASH FACTORY
Stand 12, Superstudio Piu Via Tortona, 27, Milan
British lighting and furniture company TOM DIXON launches a new collection entitled INDUSTRY at Super Studio Più as part of Milan Design Week 2010.
What would normally be a static trade show booth will be transformed into a FLASH FACTORY where the process of industrial production will be brought directly to the customer. A digitally manufactured brass lamp will be available either flat-packed to the size of an envelope or assembled on site by the Tom Dixon team. The installation aims to demonstrate new found power of the designer, as a digital manufacturer, able to access world markets with fresh products in previously unimaginable time scales.
New products include Void, a mysterious lighting object with a double wall spun construction available in solid copper , brass or stainless steel.
Peg, a supremely adaptable, unusually efficient solid wood stackable café chair. The long awaited return of Jack, the polyethylene ‘sitting, stacking, lighting thing’ now back in its natural home with the motto: it’s back -it also comes in black and it stacks. Offcut Bench, using the rough part of a log which is typically discarded in wood production to give each piece unique character, it is flat packed and can be assembled without any additional screws or glue.