Design by Tom Dixon.
These cast iron objects are inspired by the materials and processes employed during the Industrial Revolution. They reference the robust components used to build the bridges and engines of the Victorian era through their solid, durable and tactile quality.
Made from sand cast iron, the Lean Table lamp has a hollow rounded base with slender arm. Small but tough, minimal yet expressive. Available in black finish or red high-gloss powder coat. Equipped with 118" black fabric cord with in-line switch 40" from the lamp.
Material(s): cast iron
Dimensions: 7"L X 17"H
Lamp Type: incandescent
Bulbs: 1 X 40W max 120V E12 (candelabra base) incandescent lamp; 25W G16.5 (included).
Born in Sfax, Tunisia in 1959, to a French/Latvian mother and an English father, Tom Dixon moved to England aged four and spent his school years in London. He dropped out of Chelsea School of Art to play bass in the band Funkapolitan before teaching himself welding and going on to produce furniture.
Tom rose to prominence in the mid 1980's as "the talented untrained designer with a line in welded salvage furniture". He set up 'Space' as a creative think-tank and shop front for himself and other young designers. By the late 1980's, Tom Dixon's international reputation grew, he was approached by Italian furniture design company, Cappellini, for whom he desinged the Iconic "S" chair. In the 1990's, he became a household name and Jack, his polypropylene "sitting, stacking, lighting thing" designed for his own company Eurolounge was a symbol of the age.
Tom Dixon's appointment as Head of the UK design studio at the furniture retailer Habitat in 1998 was considered controversial. He came from a self-employed background instead of a corporate culture and was never considered "establishment". Tom Dixon led the company through its biggest makeover and quickly won recognition by becoming Head of International Design in 1999 and Creative Director in 2001. He was the public face of a collective team responsible for rejuvenating the Habitat brand, while maintaining Terence Conran's dream of enriching everyday life through simple, modern design and creating a shopping experience that is theatrical and intimate.
In 2000, Tom's work was recognized by the award of an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen. His works have also been acquired by the world's most famous museums and are now in permanent collections across the globe including Victoria and Albert Museum, Museums of Modern Art New York and Tokyo and Centre Beaubourg (Pompidou).
"Honestly, I can't remember ever holding an ambition to be a designer. It just slowly came over me as I rejected notions of being an artist or, a craftsman. Even today I prefer the idea of being an industrialist."- Tom Dixon.
Established in 2002, Tom Dixon is a British design and manufacturing company of lighting and furniture. With a recognised commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry, the Tom Dixon brand is inspired by the unique heritage, the individualistic innovation and the robust, no nonsense engineering of these small islands. In 2004 Proventus, the Swedish-based private investment company, teamed up with Tom Dixon to establish Design Research, a design and product development holding company. Tom Dixon launches new collections annually at the Milan international furniture fair and product is sold across 61 countries.
This is a beautifully designed lamp, the form is both graceful and heavy. Its great that it gives light both below and above, so it illuminates a room nicely. I give it three stars because mine was not terribly well finished. The sand casting process left a strange area on the interior of the top, and a bit of paint was chipped off the lip showing the iron underneath. I didn't want to deal with the hassle or repacking and sending back, so I kept it.
By: Allison W., Designer (nyc)
This is a very stylish piece at a great price. The high gloss finish on the orange model is a little groovier, but the matte black is elegant, as well.
By: Champagne, Homeowner (New York City)
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