At the upcoming Maison & Objet in Paris, British designer Tom Dixon plans to unveil his latest accessories collection. Minimal yet aesthetic, collection feature items in unusual finishes such as copper, cast iron, solid brass and crystal. The sophisticated collection is designed to add glamor to any desktop and study through its aesthetics. In all the designer is adding new items such as pens, vases and treasure boxes to five categories. The Maison & Objet trade fair takes place from 23 to 27 January 2015 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.
The Trove collection (top image) is a series of treasure chests crafted from black cast iron. Its lid made from magnifying pressed glass gives the impression that objects inside are larger than they really are. Dixon describes them as “more a multifunctional design artefact that can masquerade as a treasure box.”
The Cube New additions to the ever growing stationary collection includes a stapler, a desk tidy, a pen and a tape dispenser, all made from zinc alloy with a copper plate finish. The Cube range follows the less is more philosophy, yet it is more than capable of adding a bit of spark to your desk.
The Tank Made from mouth-blown clear glass with hand-painted copper detailing, three new additions to the Tank range are vases that are in unusual shapes. According to Dixon they are ” perfect for long-stemmed roses, small bunches or larger flowers and designed to create table top architecture.”
The Cog Even though these new items of the COG collection looks gold-plated, they are not. Carved out of solid brass, the black ink rollerball pen and its companion pen block pays tribute to great British engineering. Dixon recommends pairing them with their “COG desk tidy to add a touch of sophistication to your desk space.”
The Etch Not an entirely a new item. They just added a new color to the existing Etch, it is now available in black. The Etch is a tea light holder with a nature inspired wood grain pattern. Its beautifully carved intricate patterns come to life when lit.
Source: Tom Dixon