Tom Dixon has created a new range of products made by beating, banging and bashing large sheets of annealed brass .
BASH is inspired by the desire for more organic, spontaneous and unpredictable design in a world swamped with mass produced, consistently well-finished objects. Smacked, beaten and hammered into abstract shapes each one bears the imprint of the tools and the personality of the craftsman.
These hand-made bowls are surprisingly delicate given the aggressive hammering that is necessary for their crafting. BASH Vessels are treated with a wash which renders the surface of the brass matt and is not lacquered or treated with any sealant. This means the objects oxidise over time to create a unique patina. To prevent this, use it for decorative purposes only and protect the object from humidity and liquids, which will accelerate the process.
BASH is one of our most appropriately named products – beaten, banged and bashed from large sheets of annealed brass – they functioned so far as great bowls or serving dishes but we were missing over-scaled platters and vases. These are something to put a cherry blossom branch in, to use as an umbrella stand, or even a most extravagant waste paper basket. The tray allows for bigger parties and more ceremonial snacks.
Then look no further than here, to discover the three key trends for AUTUMN / WINTER 2019
This season, we’ll see stripped back
interiors dominate city dwellings in the Urban Minimalist trend, with
functionality and versatility taking centre stage as the next generation
champions a more fluid and transient lifestyle.
At IKEA, they believe that small changes around the home can make everyday life more enjoyable. That includes something as simple as being able to switch off your smart appliances by tapping your smartphone.
The Connected Home trend showcases the next generation of home technology from IKEA, allowing you to create a totally bespoke and smart set-up within the home that works perfectly for you. Connected Home also offers a range of smart bulbs that can be dimmed, change temperature and even completely switch to a different shade with the flick of a remote.
This clever function is especially useful
for when the winter months arrive, as you can create a customized feeling of
warmth and light in your home. Not only is this great for setting the mood of a
room, but also beneficial for overall well-being.
“For ultimate style and functionality-opt for a sofa from the DELAKTIG range- created in collaboration with Tom Dixon. The platform for living allows you to customize and adapt to the changing needs of life, as you can customize the platform with a lamp, a shelf or even an extra arm rest to reflect your personal style.
Last but not least, for those who love
getting creative with colour, rich hues take the spotlight with the Jewel
Shades trend this season.
IKEA know how important it is to make a
house feel like home, no matter the size or layout. Whether you are looking to
completely revamp your space this season, or simply give it one or two updates
to keep it fresh and interesting, included are a range of products both big and
small to suit all.
Calm and well-organized homes have never been more in demand when
it comes to interiors, with our increasingly busy and fluid lives, combined
with smaller living spaces, demanding practical yet stylish design solutions.
A fusion of muted colours and tranquil neutrals paired with edgy
accessories, Urban Minimalist is all about beautiful and sophisticated
functionality that is both adaptable and relaxed, with a hint of modern
Clotilde Passalacqua, Interior Design
Leader at IKEA UK & Ireland says:
The urban Minimalist trend caters to
your changing needs whilst exuding a sense of individuality. Less is more with
this look, its aim is to create a space that is both understated and
distinctive by using fewer furnishings. This will result in a calming space
that you’ll enjoy spending time in.
Furnishings and home-wares with multi
functionality features are key to turning rooms into flexible spaces.
In this trend whilst maintaining the
comforts of home, with more of us living in urban environments, and adapting to
small space living, storage has never been more key. The OMBYTE storage
collection is designed to be both easily transportable and multipurpose, making
it the obvious choice for city dwellers who don’t stay rooted for too long.
To achieve a minimal and modern aesthetic keep your living space tidy with the HANTERVERK hand-woven baskets, crafted by artisans in India as part of IKEA’s latest social entrepreneurs collection.
They are ideal for keeping your
belongings stored away, whilst still maintaining
a neutral colour scheme.
“A beige base colour palette is key to brining a calm atmosphere to an urban minimalist room invoking calmness and impressions of an open spacious atmosphere. But whilst this is a foundation to the look and feel, don’t view it as the only colour. it’s also the perfect canvas for bold statement pieces.
The MARKERAD collection designed in collaboration with Louis Vuitton’s artistic director, Virgil Abioh, blends high cultural references with street cred to create fashion-forward home-wares. From the slogan “temporar” wallclock featuring a sleek white-on white design, to the iconic Mona Lisa backlit artwork, this collection offers accessible and affordable statement interiors for metropolitan millennials.”
Comprising of deep yet vibrant tones that add a touch of opulence
to any living space, the Jewel Shades
colour trend makes a bold statement this season.
A rich and sophisticated palette of emerald green, sapphire blue,
amethyst purple, and ruby red forms the crux of this head-turning interiors
look. All of these shades are reflective of precious gemstones that people
dress themselves in when celebrating, signifying that the party season is upon
Clotilde Passalacqua, Interior Design Leader at IKEA UK & Ireland says:
‘The luxe tones found within the Jewel Shades trend re truly designed to dazzle creating a dramatic yet equally comforting mood in the home. Create a beautiful and eye catching setting by being brave with colour and experiment with different fabrics and finishes to get the look you desire. Textiles play a huge part in creating a feeling of decadence with this trend. Whether you decide on opulent velvet or sumptuous satin the look and feel of your furnishings will enhance the overall richness of your space.’
To make any room really stand out from the crowd this season pair complimentary colours together, such as red and green, and orange and blue. The ruby coloured STRANDMON wing chair, for example, create a luxurious look, perfect for getting cosy and reading a good book during the winter months. For a simpler change opt for something like the HILLEBORG curtains in a rich plum shade. Made from recycled PET bottles, they prove that sustainability and style can truly go hand in hand.
Although the focus of this trend is centred around colour, don’t be afraid to add some prints into the mix. The new VONSBAK rug will add a timeless and vintage look to your living space with its oriental pattern and comes in a deep teal shade.
Technology is becoming more and more integrated into our homes, allowing us to live smarter and making our everyday lives a little more seamless. Living spaces with smart home-wares that are stylish, functional, and innovative, making life around the home that little bit easier. The Connected Home trend embraces this notion by hero-ing smart products that have the ability to link and interact with each other, making the home an interconnected hub that caters to a variety of your needs and desires.
Clotilde Passalacqua, Interior Design
Leader at IKEA UK & Ireland says:
‘Technology can now be found integrating its way into our homes in ingenious ways, making everyday life easier and more efficient, not to mention more environmentally-friendly. The Ikea Home smart app previously know as the TREDFRI app is currently being developed even further to clear for a wider, unified eco-system of smart products all of which you’ll be able to control at the touch of a button within the app itself. Smart speakers and lighting are a great way to create a home that works perfectly to control at the touch of a button within the app itself. The latest SYMFONISK range blends both together to bring cutting-edge design with high quality sound to create a look that blends in and stands out simultaneously.’
in Kings Cross. He has his headquarters, studio, and shop there. He also owns the adjoining restaurant/cafe , which uses many of his products. I was there last week with other journalists to view his new products, mainly his new fragrances that come in the form of candles, room diffusers, soaps and hand lotions. There were also a couple of new drink ware ranges for hot and cold drinks and some very nice coat hooks and other artifacts called Swirl. Whilst I was there I took the opportunity to view his furniture, textile and lighting ranges that he sells in his shop. everything is thoughtfully designed and very beautifully presented.
Tom Dixon started his recent adventures into the peculiar world of fragrance a few years ago with his Eclectic collection that was structured around the exotic smells of London, Royalty and Orientalist.
This year he has refreshed the vessel form that hold the
candles, with an elegant, new slim waisted metal container and added two more
refined perfumes to the collection – Underground and Alchemy.
is described thus, ”In the dark subterranean, hidden below the surface, rhizomes
secretly grow and slowly develop the fresh, sharp intense fragrance of ginger.
This is combined with woody Haitian cardamom to make the unique scent of
Alchemy is influenced by the endless search to transform basic materials into a valuable substance, sharp black pepper, woody cypress, eucalyptus, exotic patchouli and smoky guaiac wood combine to create the precious perfume of Alchemy.
captures the smell of red brick and London parks with crocuse and nettles, and
the salty smell of Thames at Dagenham. Encased in a copper vessel with marble
inspired by the faint memory of an Indian wedding with rose petal garlands,
giant cinnamon sticks on beach stalls and the musky smells of the Chinese
herbal market. Encased in a brass vessel with marble lid.
a reminiscence of tea time with a pot of Earl Grey, scones, strawberry jam and
the drive home in a ‘52 Bentley with tatty leather seats. Encased in a
nickel-plated brass vessel, with a marble lid.
Tom Dixon has also created travelers gift set with a trio of mini scented candles contained within
a hand-spun vessel formed of copper, nickel and brass. The scents are created
to capture the essence of travelling, trading, and the nostalgic past within
the future of British life.
Swirl is a mysterious new material that resembles 3D marbled paper yet has the weight of stone. Tom Dixon has designed some new Swirl hooks that celebrate the little details that are often missed, the hidden bits of functionality that are often the first touch point in a space yet go unnoticed. A series of small and large hooks made from powdered residue from the marble industry, mixed with pigment and resin to create a variety of surprising colour combinations.
Brew kettle and filter set recognizes
coffee making as a form of art and coffee drinking as one of our few remaining
contemporary rituals. In response to consumers now being more educated and
curious about coffee, Tom Dixon have introduced the Kettle and Filter set to
the Brew family to encompass the different ways to create a good cup of coffee.
The Kettle and Filter set allows you to prepare and serve coffee simply and quickly, whilst still retaining the flavour and quality. The unusual thin and elongated shape of the kettle spout is essential for precise pouring and taste.
Tank is characterised by a hand painted copper band, Tank takes its sculptural cue from the functional shapes and volumes of scientific glassware. Minimal yet decorative for a multiplicity of purposes of drinking, pouring, storing and displaying drinks, the new Tank copper gift sets recognise our love for drinking stories.