Tom Dixon to launch metal home and office accessories in Paris

Maison & Objet 2015: British designer Tom Dixon's latest range of accessories includes copper stationery and containers with magnifying-glass lids.

Set to launch at Paris trade show Maison & Objet later this month, Dixon's small items for the home and office are made from different types of metal.

Tom Dixon accessories at Maison & Objet 2015

"We continue our exploration into cabinets of curiosities with a new range of accessories designed to add a touch of glamour and sophistication to the modern desktop and the study," said the designer, who recently opened a sandwich cafe at London luxury department store Harrods.

A tape dispenser, a stapler, a desk tidy and pens make up the Cube stationery collection.

Each of the products has a minimal blocky shape and is made from a zinc alloy plated with copper, which Dixon recently used for the interior for the Mondrian hotel in London's Sea Containers building.

Tom Dixon accessories at Maison & Objet 2015

Copper is also used to decorate a set of geometric, clear glass vases, creating bands around the forms where their shape or proportions change.

The copper is hand-painted onto the mouth-blown Tank vessels, designed for long-stemmed roses, small bunches or larger flowers.

Tom Dixon accessories at Maison & Objet 2015

Trove is a pair of black cast-iron storage boxes, which Dixon describes as "not a conventional decorative accessory, more a multifunctional design artefact that can masquerade as a treasure box".

The two designs have lids made from pressed glass, shaped to give them magnifying properties so the contents inside appear larger.

Tom Dixon accessories at Maison & Objet 2015

Dixon's family of solid-brass tableware based on cogs – launched at the same event last year – has also been updated with a rollerball pen and storage block.

Tom Dixon accessories at Maison & Objet 2015

Maison & Objet will take place at the Nord Villepinte exhibition centre outside Paris from 23 to 27 January.

Photography is by Peer Lindgreen.