A floor lamp, says British design maestro Tom Dixon, not only provides illumination but is also a decorative object to be admired. Certainly that applies to this standout model from his Base series, with its gleaming brass shade and strikingly geometric cast-iron base. Skilled craftsmanship comes to the fore in the sand casting of the base and the spun-metal shade finished with hand-rolled edges and a final lacquer coating.
63" h x 16.25" w x 20" d (160x41.2x50.5cm)
Cable length: 118" (300cm)
Copper or brass-plated steel, cast iron
Clean with a soft dry cloth only. Do not use polishing agents, water or abrasive materials when cleaning. Always switch off the electricity supply before cleaning.
Bulb: 60w (max 100w) A19 clear globe
“If there are rules to design, I don’t know what they are,” says self-taught British designer Tom Dixon. “I just have ideas and I want to see what happens if I put them out there.” Tom’s errant first stab at creativity was playing bass in a 1980s disco group. Then a stint honing his welding skills in a auto body repair shop eventually led to his design breakthrough for Cappellini with the iconic S Chair. With products in more than 60 countries today, his contemporary lighting, furniture, tabletop and barware ranges and accessories have been “put out there” to wide acclaim.
Based in Portobello, London, the Tom Dixon brand launches new collections of lighting and furniture biannually in Milan and London. “What’s interesting about the modern world [is that] you don’t need to attract large amounts of people globally to be a successful designer,” Tom says. “You can be quite focused and do specific work and people will come to you if they’re attracted to it.”