Milan 2007: Tom Dixon Metallic Theme Collection

British design company Tom Dixon will reveal its new lighting and furniture range in Superstudio Piu during the Milan Design Week in April 2007.

The 2007 collection is defined by a Metallic’ theme. Diving back into the material that initiated his original interest in design, Tom Dixon has taken inspiration from a diversity of sources that range from the heroic use of cast iron by the engineers of the industrial revolution, to the skilled craftsmen of the Indian subcontinent.

This iconic collection illustrates the durable, malleable and versatile properties of a range of metals by exploiting a variety of production techniques including; casting for fluid, sculptural form, anodising for the hitech industrial finishes, and hammered brass for the softer more human touch. The use of metal appears in several different forms and shapes offering products that reflect honest and solid British quality.

Tom Dixon says: more precious, more versatile and tougher than other materials, this seems to be the year for metalThe catwalks are full of gold and silver, the prices of copper, steel and gold reach new extremes on the international commodity markets, and I am just happy to be working again in a material that feels like it has the permanence and the authority that objects should have in the 21st century.

Designer: Tom Dixon