On behalf of British designer Tom Dixon, We are excited to share the upcoming launch of his AW’20 accessories collection, available starting September 2020. From mouth-blown cocktail glassware to the designer’s very first experiment with incense, Tom’s new collections exemplify idyllic stand-out entertaining pieces for the home.
For the Puck collection, Tom sat down with the Coal Office restaurant team for a long and intense investigation into the perfect shape and proportion for contemporary cocktail glassware. The process involved stripping away as much non-essential detail to create something that’s more minimal, heavy-weight and authoritative in mixology glassware. Using the basic forms of geometry, such as cylinders, cones and spheres, Puck is a collection that’s resilient enough to survive in a professional cocktail environment. Anchored with a satisfyingly thick base that’s reminiscent of game pucks.
Salt and pepper play a heroic role in the kitchen. Mill is a set of grinders with expressed handles and sleek conical silhouettes made of stainless steel. The forms have been designed with longevity and quality in mind, particularly in the grind mechanism as there is nothing more frustrating than a pepper mill that wears down or clogs. The Mill vessels are designed with a robust mechanism and ergonomic shape allowing for effortless grinding.
The latest addition to the Swirl family is a set of Swirl candles in sculptural and colorful vessels. These sustainable vessels are created from the dust that remains after cutting marble on the lathe, which is then mixed with pigment and resin to produce substantial artefacts. Swirl candles are Tom’s boldest attempt yet to create objects with an afterlife that can be re-purposed as vases, containers for trinkets and storage of all types. The vessels are significant enough to be appreciated as objects in their own right for pens or plants, for spices or condiments or medications and toothbrushes, even when the scent has vanished.
For a long time, Tom has wanted to go beyond the realm of candles and diffusers and explore different methods of scenting the home and Fog is his first experiment in incense. Often associated with alternative culture, incense is used for aromatherapy, meditation and obscure ceremonial practices. Fog gently disperses the London fragrance through a handcrafted brass vessel that’s substantial in weight and considering its tiny size, packs a determined punch.