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Tom Dixon Sandwich cafe opens at Harrods

British designer Tom Dixon has given his name and furniture to a sandwich cafe at London luxury department store Harrods.

The Tom Dixon Sandwich cafe is situated between the designer's two concessions on the third floor of Harrods, in London's Knightsbridge area.

Tom Dixon Sandwich opens at Harrods

The project was undertaken by Dixon's Design Research Studio, which focuses on large-scale architecture, interiors and installation projects and recently fitted out the Mondrian Hotel in London's Sea Containers Building.

"The 152-square-metre space takes inspiration from classical London club interiors using hues such as deep green, dark blue and rich burgundy," said a statement from the studio.

Tom Dixon Sandwich opens at Harrods

Tom Dixon Sandwich, which opened last month and serves various types of the traditional British tea-time snack, is furnished with pieces from the designer's range. These include brass lighting fixtures, upholstered club chairs and marble-covered tables.

Black tiles are arranged in brickwork patterns along the front of the counter, above seating on the opposite wall and around the structural columns in the space.

The space is divided into three areas, defined by seating of different styles and colours as well as various lighting designs.

Tom Dixon Sandwich opens at Harrods

An informal zone features wing-backed armchairs and smaller lounge seats, all upholstered in dark green and positioned around circular tables. Spherical brass pendant lamps hang in a cluster from a recessed rectangular section in the ceiling above.

Fixed purple seating runs the length of the black-tiled wall, with colour-matched moveable chairs positioned the other side of square marble tables. Lustre pendants lights, designed by Dixon in 2012, illuminate the surfaces in groups of four.

Tom Dixon Sandwich opens at Harrods

The remainder of the space is taken up by square tables, each surrounded by four bent-wood dining chairs and located below a circular arrangement of Dixon's Beat pendant lamps in brass. Further seating is available along the serving bar.

More brass is used for tableware and accessories throughout the cafe, including Dixon's Form Tea Set and his collection based on cogs.