Milan 2013: British designer Tom Dixon's latest collection, launching at MOST in Milan next month, includes solid brass champagne buckets and faceted furniture inspired by gemstones (+ slideshow).
Above: Gem lights
Tom Dixon's Rough & Smooth collection includes Gem, a family of angular lights, tables and mirrors inspired by gemstones and sand-cast from nickel-plated aluminium.
Above: Gem tables and mirrors
The Spun champagne bucket and tables are made from sheets of hand-spun solid brass polished to a mirror finish.
Above: Gem lights
The Flask light combines a ridged sphere of hand-blown glass with a smoked glass hood, while the Cell light is inspired by the growth of cells and made from layers of etched and polished brass.
Above: Spun champagne bucket and tables
The Bell floor lamp and table lamp have chrome-plated dome for a shade and another dome as a chunky base.
Above: Flask pendant lamps
An extension of the earlier Fan chair, the Fan dining chair, stool and table are formed from machined wood spindles.
Above: Cell wall lamp
The Mass coat stand, book stand, dining table and console table are chunky pieces of furniture clad in brass, which will develop a natural patina over time.
Above: Cell pendant lamps
The collection will be shown from 8 to 14 April at MOST in Milan's National Museum of Science and Technology, an exhibition set up by Dixon last year as he explained in a filmed interview with Dezeen.
Above: Bell floor and table lamps
Other products by Dixon we've featured include a set of iridescent stoneware pendant lamps and a light that casts geometric shadows on surrounding surfaces – see all design by Tom Dixon.
Above: Fan dining chair, stool and table
Here's some more information from the designer:
This year we take visitors through two contrasting environments – Rough and Smooth. Celebrating the joy of contrast, this year we are highlighting the opposite qualities of our new products. Rough because this season we have worked on even more textural honesty and material weight in our production. And smooth because we are still fascinated by extreme polished surfaces, sharp lines and modern manufacturing.
Above: Mass dining table
Follow a rollercoaster journey through the rough and tumble of our warehouse where fresh stock is unloaded and unpacked fresh from the manufacturing process and on through tearooms and shop windows into our spanking new show space which we furnish with our latest lighting and furniture, ranging from the textured sand-cast nickel- plated aluminium to the ultra-polished chromed pressed steel.
Above: Mass coat stand, book stand and console table