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Stockholm Design Week: Tom Dixon appears via hologram to launch new homewares

Stockholm Design Week: Tom Dixon appears via hologram to launch new homewares

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Spotlighting Scandinavian design amid an international line-up, Stockholm Design Week recently ran its course in the Swedish capital from February 8 to 14. One of the highlights among the seven-day program was the third instalment of 24-Hours, an event series delivered by British design house Tom Dixon.

First presented in Paris in January 2020, the digitally led 24-Hours format was born from the travel restrictions and crowd limitations imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. “We have enjoyed having a stand at Maison and Objet [in Paris] for many years, but it’s now time to be more mobile, to be more flexible and reach new and existing audiences in a different way,” Tom said at the time.

Following the success of Paris, and then Copenhagen in September, the Stockholm event echoed the same simple yet effective formula as its predecessors: one city and a 24-hour schedule, jam-packed with launches, interviews, ideas and inspiration. The standout difference in Stockholm was that Tom Dixon himself, who was once again unable to travel due to Covid-19, beamed in via an innovative and interactive hologram technique in order to unveil Cloud, his latest accessories collection.

Designer Tom Dixon pictured with a piece from his Cloud range of accessories.

Displaying organic shapes that are said to be reminiscent of seedpods, Cloud is a family of “bulbous and sculptural” tabletop pieces made from reflective polished aluminium. As its name suggests, the items also share parallels with whimsical cloud formations. The collection includes a shallow platter and a deep bowl, partnered with versatile short and tall vessels. Each capable of flipping between use as a vase or display piece, the shorter of the two vessels lends itself to a particularly chic champagne bucket.

Tom’s background in metalworking coupled with his fascination with hand-finished panel-beating techniques inspired the aesthetics of the range. The result is an expressive assemblage of artefacts, made in India, whose hammered and brazed facades show the workings of immensely skilled artisans. The marks forged by the individual makers – including every hammer strike – are preserved in the final products, lending each piece a sense of individuality and integrity behind a mesmerising high-shine finish.

Cloud by Tom Dixon is available in Australia from Living Edge.

tomdixon.net; livingedge.com.au

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It’s now time to be more mobile, to be more flexible and reach new and existing audiences in a different way.

Tom Dixon Designer
Tom Dixon platter

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