Void Mini Pendant
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,” 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.