Bloom is a result of ongoing experimentation in transparency and light. Contrasting materials, in this case finely perforated steel and frosted glass, were combined in order to manipulate and control light, softening the sometimes harsh output of modern efficient lamps.
The metallic mesh core, with it’s micro perforations, projects a soft focus texture onto the blown glass shade while directing an unobstructed pool of light downwards. This lends Bloom a distinct character shift between it’s on and off state.
The design process focussed heavily on prototyping the lit effect itself, with numerous perforation patterns being produced and tested.
The super-elliptical form of the shade is inspired in part by paper lanterns, and calls to mind their gentle dynamic glow.
New Furniture Collection, launching September 2017
The brief called for a space that maintained the relaxed attitude of the proprietor's apartment where clients visited before the salon was opened. On an exceedingly tight budget, we converted a storage loft space into hair salon. Bespoke furniture and equipment was sourced from local suppliers in Hackney, the London borough where the Salon is located. Space constraints called for intelligent solutions; such as cutting stations with integrated lighting and a ‘shared table’ waiting space.
Collaboration with Lauren van Uden
Client: Glasshouse Salon
Photos : Damien Van Der Vlist
Tom Dixon - Furniture
A selection of furniture products designed while Senior Designer/ Design Manager at Tom Dixon.
Studio: Tom Dixon
Studio Photos: Peer Lindgreen
Making of photos: Tim Rundle
Tom Dixon - Lighting
A selection of lighting products designed while Senior Designer/ Design Manager at Tom Dixon.