The same semi-precious marble used to build the Taj Mahal finds dramatic new relevance for British design star Tom Dixon. Stone Table Lamp takes shape as a white Morwad marble "halo" mounted on a tubular base. With its brass-capped bulb appearing to float in the center, the thinly shaved stone seems nearly translucent, emphasizing its characteristic veining and casting illumination onto the surface below. Powered by a crisp black chord. Brass-tipped bulb sold separately. Also available as a wall sconce and pendant light.
7" h x 5.5" dia (17.6x14cm)
Cable length: 98.5" (250cm)
Marble, glass, brass
E26 5W brass crowned LED
“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.”