Tom Dixon at Most – Milan 2012
Salone del Mobile is one of the most revered of all design festivals. I was delighted when Laufen Bathrooms invited me to attend a party there to celebrate their 120th Birthday. The visit gave me the opportunity to visit Salone for the first time and I wasn’t disappointed – it is HUGE! There is also a hive of satellite activity in the city centre and today we are featuring the products of Tom Dixon found at Most.
Most was held at the National Museum of Science and Technology Milan. The Museum was a great choice, it provided a backdrop to showcase modern design against classics from the world of science. Exhibits including a submarine, jet fighters and steam engines are housed in an early 16th century Olivetan monastery.
The Etch Shade was seen at Milan for the first time. The shade is digitally manufactured and is etched in metal – it will be available in copper, brass and stainless steel finishes. The many holes in the shade creates wonderful light patterns in a room when lit. This shade will be available from July 2012. This design is also available as a candle holder.
Another new product is the Etch Web Light, also available from July this year. This fitting is 65cm wide so will create a real impact in any interior. The open style of the fitting again creates wonderful light patterns within the room. The pendant is created using 60 irregular pentagons that help to create the unusual light shadows. Adding a couple of these fittings to your interior would create a wonderful feature.
The Most exhibition was a personal highlight of Salone for me. The modern products on show combined really well with the history of the Museum. I will be featuring more products from Most, and from Salone, in the forthcoming weeks.