Tom Dixon says Etch was inspired by the logic of pure mathematics. Even without knowing that backstory, the striking geodesic form speaks volumes on its own. Composed of ultra-fine perforated metal sheets, the pendant light's angled surface casts atmospheric shadows. Tom borrows the industrial photo-etching process used to produce electronics to create the intricate patterns on the fixture's surface. Yet another example of the cleverly coherent design sense of this much-lauded British maestro.
- Small: 10.8" h x 12.6" w (27.5x32cm)
- Large: 19.7" h x 19.7" w (50x50cm)
- Canopy: 4.9" dia (12.5cm)
- Cable length: 98.4" (250cm)
Brass, fabric cord
- Bulb not included
Brass Pendant includes 98.5" black fabric cable and 5" dia brass ceiling rose
Copper Pendant includes 98.5" black fabric cable and 5" dia copper ceiling rose Blackened Chrome Pendant includes 98.5" black and white striped fabric cable and 5" dia blackened chrome ceiling rose
“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.