Tom Dixon, designer of the year at Maison & Objet 2014

Maison & Objet in Paris is the place to be between the 24th and the 28th January. Last week, famous designer Tom Dixon was named designer of the year 2014 by Maison et Objet, right before the openning of yet another edition.

At M&O Tom Dixon has launched a new collection of accessories. The series includes ‘plum’, a variety of glass and copper bar artefacts, ‘arc’, sand casted solid brass table-top utensils and ‘cog’, brass-plated metal candle holders and containers. All made from natural and semi-precious materials, the objects reference forms found in nature and in fields of engineering and physics.

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Creating a sense of the tooled and the machined, the brass-plated aluminum ‘cog’ collection brings a sense of british engineering into the home. The series features medium and large candle holders, conical and cylindrical tea light holders, small and large containers, a candelabra and a desk organizer.

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Influenced by science fiction and futuristic simplicity, ‘arc’, the series of unique table-top utensils, are constructed with solid brass using a sand-casting process. The collection comprises a two-piece trivet that can be combined to form a simple centre piece to protect a table top from heat or water damage, a bottle opener and a cork screw.

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