Drinking, even something as mundane as water on even a mundane day, can still hold a sense of ritualism. At least, that is the aim with the curvy, elongated shape of the taller drinking glass in the Bump Collection. The subtle translucency of a grey tonal translucency gives way to a rose-colored view, at least when it's bottom's up (to wit, the shorter Bump glass flips the colorway). These tall Bumps echo the Bump Jug, in fact. Designer Tom Dixon's playful exploration of alchemy and its transformative ways are the basis for Bump, with a nod to at least one scientific tool by way of the mouth-blown borosilicate glass (the same stuff beakers are made from).
Size5.5" h x 3.3" dia (14x8.4cm)
Sold as a pair
Care: Hand-wash in warm soapy water and dry with a soft cloth. Avoid abrasive agents as this will damage surface. Not dish-washer safe.
“If there are rules to design, I don’t know what they are,” declares self-taught Tom Dixon. This Tunisian-born Brit started out with stints painting cartoons, as a printer, then bass player in a disco-funk outfit. But it was honing his welding skills in an auto body repair shop that led to a design breakthrough, the now revered S Chair for Cappellini. From there, after several years helming design at the iconic Habitat during its prime years, he established his eponymous brand in 2002 and with it a body of near-unrivaled work.
Tom Dixon is synonymous with the idiosyncratic sensibilities that inform so much of British aesthetics, yet by a beat all his own. He challenges with his use of materials in unexpected applications, and reworkings of otherwise conventional classics into elegant gems. His remarkable creative output covers a wide swath of categories, among them at A+R, his lighting, furniture, décor, tabletop and barware. Tom also manages to extend his exhaustive vision to hotels, restaurants—including his own at this wonderful campus at the Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross—and the odd home. For good reason this OBE’s design work now resides in the collections of the V&A, MoMA and the Pompidou.