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.
10.75" h x 12.5" dia (27.5x32cm)
Large: 19.75" h x 19.75" dia (50x50cm)
Cable: 98.5" (250cm)
Copper, brass, or steel
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
40W A19 clear incandescent bulb included
“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.”