Tom Dixon's wondrously glowing Void also adapts to a miniature version, scaling down its size but retaining all the intriguingly mysterious effect. As either a single pinpoint of light or arranged in a grouping, the fixture's double-walled metal shade reflects illumination from a hidden LED light source. Tom says his first point of inspiration was polished Olympic medals, evident in the mirror lacquered finish and high-gloss gleam. But Void's magical radiance is an stand-out achievement all its own.
4.75" h x 6" dia (12x15.5cm)
Copper, brass, or stainless steel with lacquered finish
98" black fabric cable
4.9" dia black metal ceiling rose
25W G9 Halogen Energy Saver Clear
“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.”