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Tom Dixon Creates Awesome Lighting Designs For 2011 Milan Design Week: Preview

Bulb, designed by Tom Dixon: © Tom DixonBulb, designed by Tom Dixon: © Tom Dixon One of the most exciting design events of the year is i Salone Internazionale del Mobile, or, the Milan International Furniture Show.  This year the week-long design show will begin on April 12, 2011, and the week marks the 50th anniversary of the event - "50 years looking forward to the future."

Two designs by ever-forward-looking British designer Tom Dixon will light up the Milan show in a new installation at Officine Stendhal, and the 400 square meter space will not be wasted.  

Dixon, known for his experimental use of new technologies, will not disappoint with his two new lighting designs, Etch and Bulb.

With Etch, Dixon uses a hi-tech process employed to produce electronic parts like circuit boards.  This digital process enables intricate patterns to be cut digitally onto Dixon's metal lampshades.  Two shapes, a tower and a candle holder will premiere in Milan.

 

Etch lighting shades by Tom Dixon: © Tom DixonEtch lighting shades by Tom Dixon: © Tom Dixon

 

Etch Light candle holder shades by Tom Dixon: © Tom DixonEtch Light candle holder shades by Tom Dixon: © Tom Dixon

 

Etch Light candle holder shades by Tom Dixon: © Tom DixonEtch Light candle holder shades by Tom Dixon: © Tom Dixon

 

Dixon has also created his own energy-efficient light bulb, debutting in Milan; it's called Bulb.  Oversized, the T5 Bulb comes with a standard E27 thread that can be used with most fittings. Again, Bulb is not just a Bulb.  Dixon will integrate it into multiple bulb chandelier frames.

 

Bulb, energy-efficient light bulb designed by Tom Dixon: © Tom DixonBulb, energy-efficient light bulb designed by Tom Dixon: © Tom Dixon

 

Bulb, in one chandelier frame, designed by Tom Dixon: © Tom DixonBulb, in one chandelier frame, designed by Tom Dixon: © Tom Dixon

 

Bulb(s), variously directed, can cast some interesting shadows, designed by Tom Dixon: © Tom DixonBulb(s), variously directed, can cast some interesting shadows, designed by Tom Dixon: © Tom Dixon

 

Besides the new lighting designs, Dixon will also bring some smart and efficient new furniture designs with him to Milan, 2011.  You can find them on Tom Dixon's website, or you can be surprised!

 

 

Comments
Apr 14, 2011
by Anonymous

Another great collection from Tom Dixon

The collection that Tom Dixon is presenting at Milan Design Week it’s really nice. It’s very shiny and every light is unique, as all Tom Dixon’s collections. Great article that you have here. Fantastic!

Milan Design Week is in the middle and we believe that you will like to see what PortugalBrangs is showing this year at Tortona Design Week. Meet us at Via Tortona 32, Torneria 2 and get to know the collective bunch of portuguese brands that we brought this year.

Delightfull is one of the brands that we brought. If you enjoy lights, as we believe from this article, than you will love it.

We hope to see you there.

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